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Archives de pédiatrie
Volume 26, n° 3
pages 179-181 (avril 2019)
Doi : 10.1016/j.arcped.2019.02.001
Received : 28 June 2018 ;  accepted : 3 February 2019
Shorts Communication

Ingestion of neodymium magnet spheres: Three case studies

A. Lemoine a, c, , N. Mamann a, c, M. Larroquet b, P. Tounian a, S. Irtan b, c, J. Lemale a, c
a Pediatric Nutrition and Gastroenterology Department, Trousseau Hospital, AP–HP, 26, avenue du Dr Arnold-Netter, 75012 Paris, France 
b Department of Pediatric Surgery, Trousseau Hospital, AP–HP, 26, avenue du Dr Arnold-Netter, 75012 Paris, France 
c Sorbonne université, faculté de médecine, 91, boulevard de l’hôpital, 75013 Paris, France 

Corresponding author. Service de nutrition et gastroentérologie pédiatrique, 26, avenue du Dr Arnold-Netter, 75012 Paris, France.Service de nutrition et gastroentérologie pédiatrique26, avenue du Dr Arnold-NetterParis75012France

We report three pediatric cases of two, five, and 12 neodymium magnet spheres ingested simultaneously. In two cases, endoscopic extraction failed because of the strength of the magnetic attraction and a gastrotomy was performed to remove all magnets. In the third case, the magnets were not accessible endoscopically and were removed by laparotomy. We wish to warn consumer groups and pediatricians about the danger of neodymium magnets.

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Keywords : Foreign body, Magnet, Neodymium, Endoscopy, Gastrotomy

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