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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 401-402

An unusual presentation of toothpick penetration of colon


1 Department of Surgery, SMHS Hospital, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
2 Department of General Medicine, SKIMS, Srinagar, India

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Imtiaz Wani
Department of Surgery, SMHS Hospital, Srinagar, Kashmir
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.70773

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This case report presents the delayed unusual presentation of plastic toothpick penetrating transverse colon 3 months after ingestion with localized peritonitis. Role of omentum "policeman of abdomen" for salvage is highlighted. Careful observation and long-term lookup for any neglected ingested foreign body are stressed. The delayed presentation can be sometimes proving as a surgical emergency.


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