Hairpin impacted in the duodenum of a 4-month-old child - a rarity

  • Kamal Nain Rattan
  • Priyadarashani -
  • Omkarmanik Baridabad
  • Kuldeep Kumar Yadav
  • Bhavna Chopra
Keywords: Duodenum, Foreign body, Hairpin, Malena

Abstract

Foreign body ingestion is common in children. The accidental ingestion is usually seen in children due to lingual curiosity. Most of the foreign body passes spontaneously through gastrointestinal (GI) tract; hence, requiring no removal. This is a case of impacted hairpin in the duodenum of a 4-month-old female child who accidentally ingested hairpin and was asymptomatic initially for 1 month and later presented with melena requiring surgical removal of hairpin. We failed to find in literature impacted hairpin in the duodenum associated with GI bleeding.

Published
2017-11-22
How to Cite
Rattan, K., -, P., Baridabad, O., Yadav, K., & Chopra, B. (2017, November 22). Hairpin impacted in the duodenum of a 4-month-old child - a rarity. Indian Journal of Child Health, 4(4), 647-648. Retrieved from http://atharvapub.net/index.php/IJCH/article/view/389
Section
Case Reports