Unusual Esophageal Foreign Bodies in a Schizophrenic Patient: A Case Report


Introduction: The possibility of foreign body ingestion should be considered in psychiatric patients. In some complicated cases, foreign bodies become problematic and require immediate surgical intervention. Case presentation: A 45-year-old man with schizophrenia swallowed razor blades and pieces of glass resulting in esophageal perforation, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and urgent need for surgery. He was presented in shock state but successfully passed post-operative period in the intensive care unit and surgical ward and was ultimately transferred to the psychiatric ward. Conclusion: Management of asymptomatic patients depends on the demographic factors of patients as well as the site affected in the gastrointestinal tract.

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IssueVol 5 No 4 (2021): Autumn (October) QRcode
SectionCase (report / study)
DOI 10.18502/fem.v5i4.6698
Esophageal Perforation Foreign Bodies Mental Disorders

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Zabihi Mohammadi H, Mohammadi F, Bahreini M. Unusual Esophageal Foreign Bodies in a Schizophrenic Patient: A Case Report. Front Emerg Med. 2021;5(4):e46.


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