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Toothpick injuries to the gastrointestinal tract.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1994883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Perforation of the gastrointestinal tract by toothpicks is an uncommon but well described occurrence. Five cases treated by the authors over the past 5 years are described. This series emphasizes the fact that plain abdominal and chest radiology is unhelpful in establishing the diagnosis. Risk factors identified are the wearing of dentures and previous abdominal surgery.
P J Hewett; J F Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0004-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Surg     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-20     Completed Date:  1991-03-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373115     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Surg     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Colo-rectal Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Foreign Bodies / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery
Intestinal Perforation / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Middle Aged

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