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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2013, Article ID 902943, 2 pages
Case Report

The Nectarine Pit as a Cause for Small Bowel Obstruction and Perforation: A Case Report

1Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, University Drive, Robina, QLD 4226, Australia
2Surgical registrar, Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, QLD 4215, Australia

Received 31 January 2013; Accepted 20 February 2013

Academic Editors: J. M. Bernal, Y. Rino, G. Santori, and F. Turégano

Copyright © 2013 Mahmoud Al-Najjar and Thomas Arthur. 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.


Ingestion of a foreign body is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction. Ingested foreign bodies will usually pass without clinical sequelae, however on occasion can contribute to significant morbidity. Here we present an unusual case of small bowel obstruction and perforation as a result of accidental ingestion of a nectarine pit.