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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005 Mar;8(1):60-63. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2005.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.2005.8.1.60
Copyright © 2005 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Small Bowel-Mesentery-Small Bowel Fistula Caused by Ingested Magnets
Byeong Gon Kwak, Jin Soo Moon, Hyun Oh Jang, Seung Yeon Nam, Dong Wook Kim, Chong Guk Lee and Ki Hong Kim*
Department of Pediatrics, Ilsan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Ilsan, Korea.
*Department of Surgery, Ilsan Paik Hospital, College of Medicine, Inje University, Ilsan, Korea.
Abstract

Accidental foreign body ingestion is one of the general pediatric problems. If more than one magnet are ingested, they can attract each other across the intestinal wall. This kind of event may cause necrosis, perforation or fistula. Therefore, they must be retrieved by gastroduodenoscopy while they are still in the stomach. The authors have experienced an unusual small bowel complication, which was small bowel-mesentery-small bowel fistula, caused by the ingestion of magnets.

Keywords: Foreign body ingestion; Magnet; Intestinal fistula