Doctors at Schneider Children’s Hospital in Petach Tikvah removed seven “strong magnets” from the abdomen of a seven-year-old child. Mom brought her son in to the emergency room after realizing the child ingested the magnets.
A x-ray showed the seven magnets attached to one another. The doctors feared that if the magnets moved into his intestinal tract it would lead to serious medical complications if not an emergency.
The child was taken to a surgical suite and an endoscopy was performed. The boy has just eaten dinner, which only complicated matters and made the work of the physician trying to identify the magnets almost impossible.
Dr. Noam Zavit remained optimistic however, and B”H he did succeed in removing all the magnets via the boy’s esophagus. Dr. Zavit warns parents the magnets were from a game he was playing; explaining parents must be aware of such hazards and exercise appropriate caution.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)