Prolonged gastric retention of a swallowed coin following pyloromyotomy

Arlen G. Fleisher, Leif O. Holgersen, Edward G. Stanley-Brown, Richard Mones

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Ingestion of foreign objects is a common problem in children 6 months to 3 years of age. Of swallowed objects reaching the stomach, 97% will pass through the remainder of the gastrointestinal tract (1). The following is a report of a child who had a pyloromyotomy for pyloric stenosis as an infant and had prolonged retention of a swallowed penny.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-813
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • Gastric retention
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Pylorus


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