16 iron nails in the abdomen

Quang BinhMale patient, 33 years old, mentally retarded since childhood, admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain and nausea.

The results of a computed tomography scan of the abdomen on July 26 at the Vietnam – Cuba Friendship Hospital in Dong Hoi, showed that the metal foreign body image is two nails located in the duodenum. In it, part of a nail is inside and another part is outside the duodenum, suggesting an abscess. The patient was indicated for esophagogastroduodenal endoscopy to remove foreign bodies.

Using an endoscopic method with anesthesia, the doctors removed a steel nail about 6 cm long from the duodenum. The other cannot be removed endoscopically and is expected to require surgery.

A handful of nails about 16 are in the patient’s abdomen. Photo: Long Nhat.

The family said that three months ago, during a random visit to the doctor, the doctors took a film and discovered that there were more than 16 iron nails in the abdomen, but did not intervene, advised to go home to monitor to nail them out. in the natural way. When symptoms, abdominal pain, vomiting, go to the hospital.

This time, a week before being admitted to the hospital, the patient had intermittent abdominal pain and vomiting, and when his family took him to the hospital, he knew that there were two nails in his stomach.

The family said that in the neighborhood there was a family building a house, the patient came over to play, picked up the nail and swallowed it when it was not good.

Long Nhat


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