Metallic foreign bodies in the stomach: fluoroscopic removal with a magnetic orogastric tube.
Thirty-six patients with 37 cases of metallic foreign bodies in the stomach were referred for fluoroscopic removal with a magnet coupled to an orogastric tube. Removal was successful in 34 of the cases. No complications occurred. No patient required hospital admission, endoscopic or surgical intervention, or general anesthesia. Fluoroscopic removal of metallic foreign bodies in the stomach with an orogastric magnet is an alternative to endoscopic or surgical removal.
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