Journal of Family and Community Medicine

: 2019  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64--66

Accidental ingestion of hairpin in an adolescent girl

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

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Dr. Ahmed A Almarhabi
2326 Habis Ibn Daghnah Alkalbi, At tahliyah, P.O Box: 2326, Alkhobar 34716- 6764
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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.

How to cite this article:
Almarhabi AA. Accidental ingestion of hairpin in an adolescent girl.J Fam Community Med 2019;26:64-66

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Almarhabi AA. Accidental ingestion of hairpin in an adolescent girl. J Fam Community Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jun 20 ];26:64-66
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