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ISRN Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 187343, 4 pages
Case Report

Two Unusual Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maternity and Children Hospital, Dammam 31911, P.O. Box 61015, Qatif, Saudi Arabia

Received 28 February 2011; Accepted 20 April 2011

Academic Editors: D. W. Blackhurst and U. Cioffi

Copyright © 2011 Ahmed H. Al-Salem. 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.


Swallowed foreign bodies are common in the pediatric age group, but fortunately, the majority of them pass spontaneously without any adverse effects. Tube gastrostomy is an excellent method to provide prolonged enteral feeding. It is, however, associated with complications, namely, intraperitoneal leak and distal migration of the gastrostomy tube causing gastric outlet obstruction. This paper describes two unusual gastrointestinal foreign bodies, one was swallowed, while the other one was a complication of a tube gastrostomy.