May 1977

Metallic Foreign Bodies in the Stomach

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, New York Medical College-Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(5):664-665. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370050124025

• We present a case of a patient who ingested 648 metallic objects that formed an intertwining mass within the stomach, requiring operative removal. Of interest was the absence of symptoms and complications after 11 years of continual ingestion. To our knowledge, this is the second heaviest accumulation of metallic foreign objects removed from the stomach of a living patient.

(Arch Surg 112:664-665, 1977)