Game Piece Ingestion in a Geriatric Subject

  • Serkan Dogan Erciyes University
  • Mehmet Celikbilek Bozok University
  • Sebnem Gursoy Erciyes University
  • Kadri Guven Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Keywords: Foreign body ingestion, game piece ingestion, geriatric population

Abstract

  Foreign body ingestion in adults is often seen in the elderly population because of some underlying diseases. Dementie and many comorbidities (such as alcohol consumption, use of sedative and hypnotic drugs, convulsion, intoxication, mental retardation, dental prosthetic interventions, and primary neurological diseases) are factors that lead to foreign body ingestion. Although foreign body ingestion is common, game piece swallowing is rare.

Author Biographies

Serkan Dogan, Erciyes University
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Mehmet Celikbilek, Bozok University
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Sebnem Gursoy, Erciyes University
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Published
2015-10-01