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Girl with convulsions and brain injuries: she had a hook stuck in her throat

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A ten-month-old girl who was at least a couple of months old with an ornamental hook, like a hook, stuck in the esophagus before anyone found out. The hook pierced the baby’s esophagus, which caused an infection that spread to the brain causing seizures. When the hook was removed, the girl began to feel better.

On the left an X-ray of the girl’s chest shows the metal hook embedded in the esophagus, on the right the hook after it has been removed

The rush to hospital after the first epileptic attack and surgery

According to the report published on Journal of Emergency Medicine the parents accompanied the daughter to the hospital after an initial epileptic attack. The little girl, according to the University of Colorado doctors, had started to feel bad for a couple of months with a fever of up to 39, vomiting, refusal of solid foods and losing half a kilo of weight. In the emergency room, blood tests showed that an infection was underway and the CT scan revealed six brain injuries, the largest being 4 centimeters in diameter. Doctors administered antibiotics to the little girl and drained the brain abscesses during surgery.

The discovery of the foreign body and the second intervention

After the surgery, the baby was transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit, where a routine chest X-ray revealed a foreign body in her esophagus. The girl went through another procedure to remove the foreign body, a metal ornament hook. The hook had pierced his esophagus and caused inflammation in the thoracic cavity. The little girl was fed through a nasal tube until her esophagus healed.

Brain abscesses

Brain abscesses are rare in children, but sometimes they occur when infections spread from the ear or sinuses to the brain. However, in this case, the researchers think the infection has spread through the bloodstream to the brain. Foreign bodies that are not removed within 24 hours have an increased risk of causing complications such as infection. A week after the hook was removed, the baby started eating again on her own and never had seizures again.

August 1, 2020 (change August 1, 2020 | 12:23)

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