Removal of open safety pins in infants by flexible endoscopy is effective and safe


Kalayci A., Tander B. , Kocak S., Rizalar R., Bernay F.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, vol.17, no.2, pp.242-245, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/lap.2006.0060
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.242-245

Abstract

Purpose: In our country, safety pin ingestion by infants is commonplace. When swallowed, open safety pins are mostly found within the esophagus or stomach, and they cannot be easily removed by rigid esophagogastroscopy. Our aim was to evaluate the removal of safety pins using flexible endoscopy in infants.