Sharp Objects in GI tract
I have seen a 15 y old boy who came because he ingested a 21g needle.
On X ray it is seen in the Lt upper quadrant (probably in the stomach)
The boy is asymptomatic.
What is your current practice regarding sharp objects in the GI tract?
Would you refer him immediately for an endoscopic removal ?
Eran Kozer MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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