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Banknotes in the stomach

Journal Volume 86 - 2023
Issue Fasc.4 - Case reports
Author(s) S. Köklü 1, S. Gökduman 2
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(1) Ortadogu 19 Mayis Hospital, Division of Gastroenterology, Ankara, Turkey
(2) Ortadogu 19 Mayis Hospital, Division of General Surgery, Ankara, Turkey

In adults, foreign bodies are intentionally or accidentally ingested and may sometimes cause significant clinical consequences depending upon their physical and chemical features (1). Obstruction, perforation and penetration are the major gastrointestinal complications. Small and blunt objects mostly pass through the gastrointestinal system without any difficulties. Objects that fail to pass require endoscopic or surgical interventions (2). Endoscopic retrieval is the preferred therapeutic procedure if the type and location of the foreign body is relevant. Herein, we report a young refugee whom deliberately ingested a package of money before failed migration attempt and admitted to us for money retrieval from his stomach.

Keywords: stomach, foreign body, money.

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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