Gastric perforation secondary to ingestion of a plastic bag

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    Foreign body ingestion is a common presentation in clinical practice, seen predominantly in children. Most foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract without any additional morbidity. We present a case of gastric perforation secondary to the ingestion of a small plastic bag. We discuss the likely pathophysiological process underlying perforation secondary to plastic bag ingestion, which is most commonly associated with the concealment of narcotics.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)e29-30
    JournalAnnals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016


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