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Accidental ingestion of plastic from takeaway containers--food for thought.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21381997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Foreign body oesophageal obstruction is a medical emergency. It may be accidental, particularly in children, or deliberate, for example with suicide attempts. We present two cases illustrating accidental oesophageal foreign body impaction occurring after consumption of food that had been heated in a plastic container in a microwave oven, then cut and eaten directly from the softened container. To date, we are not aware of any similar reports. In view of potential complications, care needs to be taken when food is eaten directly from plastic takeaway containers.
Authors:
Marianne Guirgis; Robert Nguyen; Christopher Pokorny
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  194     ISSN:  1326-5377     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-08     Completed Date:  2011-05-17     Revised Date:  2012-01-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK. Marianne.Guirgis@orh.nhs.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Home
Aged
Algorithms
Cooking and Eating Utensils*
Esophagus*
Female
Foreign Bodies* / diagnosis,  therapy
Gastroscopy
Humans
Middle Aged
Polypropylenes
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polypropylenes
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Med J Aust. 2011 Nov 21;195(10):580   [PMID:  22106999 ]

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