Game Piece Ingestion in a Geriatric Subject

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Dogan S., Celikbilek M., GÜRSOY Ş., GÜVEN K.

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.26, no.4, pp.202-203, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2015.61
  • Title of Journal : GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.202-203


Foreign body ingestion in adults is often seen in the elderly population because of some underlying diseases. Dementie and many comorbidities (such as alcohol consumption, use of sedative and hypnotic drugs, convulsion, intoxication, mental retardation, dental prosthetic interventions, and primary neurological diseases) are factors that lead to foreign body ingestion. Although foreign body ingestion is common, game piece swallowing is rare.