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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-66

Accidental ingestion of hairpin in an adolescent girl


Department of Internal Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ahmed A Almarhabi
2326 Habis Ibn Daghnah Alkalbi, At tahliyah, P.O Box: 2326, Alkhobar 34716- 6764
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/jfcm.JFCM_77_18

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Ingestion of headscarf pin is a particular type of foreign body ingestion sometimes experienced by adolescent girls and even older women while putting on their headscarf. We report on a 13-year-old girl who presented at the emergency unit at our hospital within 48 hr after accidentally swallowing a headscarf pin. The pin was successfully retrieved from the ascending colon through colonoscopy. Headscarf pin ingestion is a serious problem among women who wear headscarves for various reasons. However, the retrieval of such pins from the colon through colonoscopy has been infrequently reported.


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