Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2013;32(4): 294-297.
A Case of Small Bowel Fistulas Caused by Multiple Magnet Ingestion: Usefulness of Ultrasonography.
Junyeong Jeon, Kwanseop Lee, Soo Min Ahn, In Jae Lee, Hyun Lee, Kyoon Soon Jung, Sung Hye Koh
1Department of Radiology, Hallym Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University of Korea, Korea.
2Department of Surgery, Hallym Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University of Korea, Korea.
  Published online: December 31, 2013.
Foreign body ingestion is a common problem in the pediatric population and the majority of such cases occur between the ages of six months and three years. Most objects pass uneventfully through the gastrointestinal tract; however, ingestion of multiple magnets can cause serious gastrointestinal complications through interaction with each other across the bowel wall. In these situations, radiologic evaluation is imperative for proper treatment. This is a case report on ingestion of 32 magnets in a 10-year-old boy. We diagnosed a small bowel fistula caused by ingestion of multiple magnets using sonography, which showed hyperechoic magnetic foreign bodies attached together penetrating the thickened neighbouring jejunum.
Keywords: Foreign bodies; Magnets; Ultrasonography
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