Malibu came in the clinic having swallowed a durian seed before his parents could catch him! He started vomiting soon afterwards. He had an ultrasonographic exam to confirm that the seed was still in the stomach. With the help of endoscopy, we retrieved the durian seed therefore he did not need to be surgically opened.
We could also confirm there were no additional foreign bodies in the stomach. A final examination of the oesophagus and stomach was then performed to exclude any signs of mucosal trauma which would require further attention.
He recovered well from the procedure and was eating and discharged the following day. Remember endoscopy can be a good alternative to surgical interventions depending on the case!