Ingested magnets: The force within

Ee Tein Tay, Gerard Weinberg, Terry L. Levin

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Foreign body ingestion is a common occurrence in children. Morbidity associated with ingestion is rare and is dependent on the type of foreign body ingested. We report a case of a 9-year-old boy who developed intestinal obstruction and perforation following ingestion of magnetic-backed earrings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-467
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Foreign body
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Magnet ingestion


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