Morbidity in an Infant by Superabsorbent Polymer Ingestion

Henry Tan Chor Lip, Tan Jih Huei, V Muthualhagi A/P Vellusamy


Superabsorbent polymer (SAP) ingestion is a potentially dangerous condition and may lead to morbidity and mortality. A 22-month-old girl presented with intestinal obstruction. At operation a SAP was found as a cause of intestinal obstruction. The child underwent second surgery for anastomotic leak and ileostomy was made.


Superabsorbent polymer; Intestinal obstruction; Intestinal perforation; Morbidity; Foreign body ingestion

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ISSN: 2218-8185

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