Needle perforation of the bowel in childhood.

  title={Needle perforation of the bowel in childhood.},
  author={G Li Voti and Maria Rita Di Pace and Marco Castagnetti and Enrico De Grazia and Francesco Cataliotti},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={39 2},
Accidental ingestion of foreign bodies occurs frequently in childhood. The majority of them are passed spontaneously, and conservative management generally is recommended for foreign bodies in the stomach and duodenum. However, in some cases, operative intervention should be considered to prevent undesirable complications, such as intestinal perforation. Two cases of intestinal perforation owing to accidental ingestion of a needle are reported. 

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