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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 29. No. 2, 2024

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2024;29:105-107

Case Report

Magnet Ingestion: A Case of Delay Presentation Leading to Bowel Perforation and Death

SC Chan, KK Mok, DCY Au, NC Fong


Neodymium magnetic toys are gaining popularity these days and potential hazards of magnet ingestion in children must not be overlooked. Clinical presentations can be variable and subtle, which may lead to delayed diagnosis. Multiplicity and ingestion of multiple magnets at different timings can carry much higher morbidities such as bowel perforation. This is the first reported death related to magnet ingestion in Hong Kong.

Keyword : Bowel perforation; Magnet ingestion


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