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A 36-year-old male was referred to our emergency department with exacerbation of chest pain and dyspnoea. In past history, the patient swallowed about a dozen of metallic wires (straightened paper clips), tying to obtain release from jail 3 years earlier. He was treated conservatively and three wires had been passed with stool. He had been …
Contributors Z-WZ performed the procedure and wrote the manuscript. T-XG assisted in the operation. Z-YX and QF were in charge of the postoperative care of the patient.
Patient consent Obtained.
Ethics approval The report was approved by the institutional ethics committee.
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.