Metallic foreign body in the appendix of 3-year-old boy.


Foreign body-induced appendicitis is a rare but well-known entity. This condition was discovered during the first appendectomy performed almost 275 years ago. For the pediatric surgeon, evaluation of a patient for swallowed foreign bodies is common, and most foreign bodies traverse the gastrointestinal tract without incident. However, when the foreign body… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2008.07.026


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