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A missing tongue stud: an unusual appendicular foreign body.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16774178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Appendicitis caused by foreign bodies after body piercing is rare. Previous reports have described a variety of foreign bodies that were either found incidentally in the appendix or were felt to be responsible for appendicitis. We report a case where a patient known to have previously ingested a "tongue stud" after a tongue piercing presented with chronic right iliac fossa pain. The missing "tongue stud" had impacted in the appendix and was successfully removed by laparoscopic appendicectomy with resolution of patient's symptoms. We review the literature covering the clinical management of patients presenting with foreign bodies in the appendix.
H I A Hadi; H M Quah; A Maw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International surgery     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0020-8868     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Surg     Publication Date:    2006 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-15     Completed Date:  2006-09-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043524     Medline TA:  Int Surg     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Denbigshire, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Body Piercing / instrumentation*
Foreign Bodies / diagnosis*

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