Emergency (2016-12-01)

A Rare Case of Gastrointestinal Tract Foreign Body; Glassy Stomach

  • Mohsen Ebrahimi,
  • Jafar Malmir,
  • Azadeh Mahmoudi Gharaee,
  • Mahdi Foroughian

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 5, no. 1
pp. e44 – e44


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Ingestion of foreign bodies is common and conservative treatment can eliminated most particlesfrom the gastrointestinal tractunless peritoneal signs appear. A 22-year-old man presented to emergency department who had ingested glass particles of a crushed beverage bottle. He complained of epigastric and periumbilical pain. Physical examination did not revealany peritoneal signs. Abdominal X-ray showed stomach full of small glass particles. Conservative treatment, without any surgical intervention,resulted insafely eliminating glass particlesin this patient.