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Narcotic smuggling and radiography of the gastrointestinal tract.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3716869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The gastrointestinal tract is being used to an increasing extent as a route for smuggling narcotics. Small, swallowed packages overwrapped with condoms or other materials are usually not detected by the customs authorities. Conventional abdominal radiography may indicate foreign bodies surrounded by a characteristic thin layer of gas and located in the gastrointestinal tract. Some short case histories, and the radiologic findings in four heroin 'body packers' are presented.
Authors:
M Pamilo; H Suoranta; I Suramo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica: diagnosis     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0567-8056     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol Diagn (Stockh)     Publication Date:    1986 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-07-23     Completed Date:  1986-07-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370367     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol Diagn (Stockh)     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Colon / radiography
Crime*
Digestive System / radiography*
Drug and Narcotic Control / methods*
Female
Foreign Bodies / radiography*
Humans
Male
Rectum / radiography
Scandinavia

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