Gastric Perforation Attributable to Liquid Nitrogen Ingestion

Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Pediatrics (Impact Factor: 5.47). 01/2000; 105(1 Pt 1):121-3. DOI: 10.1542/peds.105.1.121
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Despite the widespread use of liquid nitrogen in medicine and industry, there are only a few reports of injuries associated with its use. We report a case of a 13-year-old boy who developed gastric perforation after liquid nitrogen ingestion. This is a previously unreported complication.

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