Repetitive Sharps Ingestion and Challenges with Retrieval and Prevention

  • Subash Ghimire Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Kriti Suwal Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Tsujung Yang Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Hafiz Khan Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Matthew Lincoln Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, USA

Keywords

Sharps, ingestion, endoscopy, psychiatry

Abstract

Introduction: Recurrent deliberate sharp foreign body ingestion is associated with frequent hospitalizations and a high risk of complications, including perforation and peritonitis. These patients require urgent care. In addition, removal of foreign bodies can be challenging.
Case Description:We describe the case of a patient with borderline personality disorder who was admitted multiple times with sharps ingestion and presented challenges with her care.
Conclusion: Our case highlights the cause of recurrent sharps ingestion and provides recommendations on the retrieval of sharp foreign bodies and prevention.

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  • Published: 2020-07-17

    Issue: Vol 7 No 10 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    1.
    Ghimire S, Suwal K, Yang T, Khan H, Lincoln M. Repetitive Sharps Ingestion and Challenges with Retrieval and Prevention. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001824.