Needle perforation of the bowel in childhood

Maria Rita Di Pace, Enrico De Grazia, Giuseppe Li Voti, Castagnetti, Li Voti, Di Pace, De Grazia, Ferdinando Cataliotti, Marina Castagnetti

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Accidental ingestion of foreign bodies occurs frequently inchildhood. The majority of them are passed spontaneously,and conservative management generally is recommendedfor foreign bodies in the stomach and duodenum. However,in some cases, operative intervention should be consideredto prevent undesirable complications, such as intestinal perforation.Two cases of intestinal perforation owing to accidentalingestion of a needle are reported.J Pediatr Surg
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-232
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Publication statusPublished - 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Di Pace, M. R., De Grazia, E., Li Voti, G., Castagnetti, Li Voti, Di Pace, De Grazia, Cataliotti, F., & Castagnetti, M. (2004). Needle perforation of the bowel in childhood. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 39, 231-232.