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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 2190726, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2190726
Case Report

A Timely Intervention: Endoscopic Retrieval of a Swallowed Magnetized Activity Watch

Department of General Surgery, Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital, Yongsan 96205, Republic of Korea

Received 12 October 2015; Revised 24 December 2015; Accepted 29 December 2015

Academic Editor: Yoshihiro Moriwaki

Copyright © 2016 Jason S. Radowsky et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The accidental ingestion of a foreign object often presents a difficult scenario for the clinician. This includes not only the decision to retrieve the material but also the appropriate technique to use. We present the case of a young asymptomatic girl who swallowed a magnetic activity watch, which was then successfully retrieved with an endoscopic snare. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case of salvaging an operational watch from the stomach using an endoscopic technique.