Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Sep 26, 2021; 9(27): 8226-8231
Published online Sep 26, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i27.8226
Successful removal of two magnets in the small intestine by laparoscopy and colonoscopy: A case report
Ryang Geun Oh, Cheol Gu Lee, You Na Park, Yoo Min Lee
Ryang Geun Oh, You Na Park, Yoo Min Lee, Department of Pediatrics, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon 14584, South Korea
Cheol Gu Lee, Department of Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon 14584, South Korea
Author contributions: Lee YM contributed to conceptualization; Oh RG, Lee CG, and Park YN curated the data; Oh RG and Lee CG performed the investigation; Lee YM contributed to supervision; Lee CG analyzed and interpreted the visualization; Oh RG and Park YN wrote the literature and contributed to manuscript drafting; Oh RG and Lee YM reviewed and edited the final manuscript.
Supported by the Soonchunhyang University Research Fund, No. 20200034.
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Corresponding author: Yoo Min Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, 170 Jomaru-ro, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon 14584, South Korea.
Received: May 12, 2021
Peer-review started: May 12, 2021
First decision: June 15, 2021
Revised: June 24, 2021
Accepted: August 2, 2021
Article in press: August 2, 2021
Published online: September 26, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: The intake of foreign bodies in children is relatively common. Ingestion of multiple magnets can cause serious gastrointestinal complications, such as obstruction, fistulae, and perforation. This report presents the case of a 5-year-old female who ingested 2 magnets, both of which were successfully and safely removed without any complications via laparoscopy and colonoscopy. Surgical intervention is not always necessary, even in cases where the magnets have passed through the pylorus and have been attached together for 2 to 3 d. Endoscopic removal under diagnostic laparoscopy should be considered before further complications arise.