Peg pin in the duodenum of a four year old child: A Case report

  • Ahmad B Kumo
  • Manko Muhammad
  • Habib Balarabe
Keywords: child, foreign body, peg pin, endoscopic removal, duodenum


Ingestion of foreign body occurs commonly in the paediatric age group particularly between 6 months and 5 years of age.1 Most ingested foreign objects pass smoothly through the oesophagus, into the stomach and are expelled from the body without complications. However, 10% –20% will require endoscopic removal to avoid complications. We present the endoscopic removal of a peg pin in the duodenum of a four-year-old child.


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