Magnetic Foreign Body Ingestions Leading to Duodenocolonic Fistula

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Foreign body ingestion is a common presentation to general pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists. Although specific foreign bodies such as sharp objects or batteries are well-known to cause certain complications, the complications associated with magnetic foreign body ingestions are not as well-known (1). Most of the published cases regarding magnetic foreign body ingestions are reported in Asian literature, likely because magnets are commonly sold in drugstores in Asian countries as remedies for ailments such as muscle stiffness, and their size and shape make them easy to swallow (2,3). In this case, we report a complication of multiple magnet ingestions.
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