Psychiatrists are frequently asked to assist colleagues with the medical and surgical sequela of psychiatric disorders. The Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry service was consulted by the Surgical Service to evaluate a patient who repeatedly swallowed foreign bodies. The following is a case report, brief review of the literature and discussion.
Claire, M.D., Robert Jay
"Personality Disorder and the Recurrent Swallowing of Foreign Bodies,"
Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry:
2, Article 11.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jeffjpsychiatry/vol10/iss2/11