Pediatric safety pin ingestion.

  title={Pediatric safety pin ingestion.},
  author={Haluk Sarihan and Islam Kaklikkaya and Fırat Ozcan},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={39 4},
Fifteen consecutive children with ingested safety pins were evaluated retrospectively. Eight patients were males and seven were girls. The mean age of the patients was 5.4 years ranging from 7 months to 16 years. Two of 15 patients were mentally retarded Seven safety pins ingestion were noted by parents, three older children applied with safety pin swallowing. Three infants referred with hypersalivation and swallowing difficulty. One of two mentally retarded patients had recurrent aspiration… CONTINUE READING