Title

Two Year Old With Water Bead Ingestion.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2015

Identifier

DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000520

Abstract

Foreign body ingestion is a common pediatric complaint. Two case reports describe intestinal obstruction in children from an ingestion of a single superabsorbent water ball, requiring surgical removal. We describe nonsurgical management of an asymptomatic child who ingested approximately 100 superabsorbent water beads.Because of the risk for subsequent intestinal obstruction, the patient was admitted for whole bowel irrigation. This case report is the first describing use of whole bowel irrigation in the management of an asymptomatic patient with multiple water beads ingestion.

Journal Title

Pediatric emergency care

Volume

31

Issue

8

First Page

605

Last Page

607

MeSH Keywords

Child, Preschool; Eating; Female; Foreign Bodies; Humans; Intestinal Obstruction; Magnetics; Therapeutic Irrigation

Keywords

Swallowed Objects; Children

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