Intentional Foreign Body Ingestion: A Complex Case of Pica

Case Reports in Gastroenterology
08 Feb, 2019 ,

A 39-year-old male came to the emergency department after ingesting 50 paperclips, 50 screws, eight batteries, and seven razor blades covered in paper. He was a k/c/o Generalised Anxiety Disorder, and had a p/h of 20 such episodes of foreign body ingestion. He was managed with endoscopic retrieval followed by Alprazolam 2 mg tds and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.