Deliberate ingestion of foreign bodies by institutionalised psychiatric hospital patients and prison inmates.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209218
Title:
Deliberate ingestion of foreign bodies by institutionalised psychiatric hospital patients and prison inmates.
Authors:
O'Sullivan, S T; Reardon, C M; McGreal, G T; Hehir, D J; Kirwan, W O; Brady, M P
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Ireland.
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 1996 Oct-Dec;165(4):294-6.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209218
PubMed ID:
8990660
Abstract:
Deliberate and recurrent foreign body ingestion is a common problem among institutionalised patients. We review our experience with 36 cases of deliberate foreign body ingestion by prisoners or psychiatric patients, thirty of whom were institutionalised at the time of ingestion. Symptoms were frequently severe in the prison inmate group but, in contrast, psychiatric patients presented with few, if any, symptoms. A majority of objects pass spontaneously or remain in situ without complication. Twenty-four patients were discharged following initial evaluation and without specific treatment. Eight of these were reviewed electively and discharged within one week. Twelve patients were admitted for observation, seven of whom were discharged within 48 hrs. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed in four patients and an intragastric foreign body identified in two cases. Laparotomy was performed in two cases for unresolving mechanical intestinal obstruction. Management should be conservative when possible, with surgery indicated only for complications.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Deglutition; *Digestive System; Female; *Foreign Bodies; Humans; Male; *Mental Disorders; Middle Aged; *Prisoners
ISSN:
0021-1265 (Print); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, S Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorReardon, C Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcGreal, G Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorHehir, D Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKirwan, W Oen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrady, M Pen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:15:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:15:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:15:22Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 1996 Oct-Dec;165(4):294-6.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid8990660en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209218-
dc.description.abstractDeliberate and recurrent foreign body ingestion is a common problem among institutionalised patients. We review our experience with 36 cases of deliberate foreign body ingestion by prisoners or psychiatric patients, thirty of whom were institutionalised at the time of ingestion. Symptoms were frequently severe in the prison inmate group but, in contrast, psychiatric patients presented with few, if any, symptoms. A majority of objects pass spontaneously or remain in situ without complication. Twenty-four patients were discharged following initial evaluation and without specific treatment. Eight of these were reviewed electively and discharged within one week. Twelve patients were admitted for observation, seven of whom were discharged within 48 hrs. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed in four patients and an intragastric foreign body identified in two cases. Laparotomy was performed in two cases for unresolving mechanical intestinal obstruction. Management should be conservative when possible, with surgery indicated only for complications.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshDeglutitionen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Digestive Systemen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Foreign Bodiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Mental Disordersen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Prisonersen_GB
dc.titleDeliberate ingestion of foreign bodies by institutionalised psychiatric hospital patients and prison inmates.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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