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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2006;71(6): 668-672.
증례:대장내시경으로 제거된 S상 결장에 감입된 이쑤시개 1예
A case of colonoscopically removed toothpick in the sigmoid colon
Jin Il Park
고려대학교 의과대학 내과학교실
Most ingested foreign bodies spontaneously pass through the upper and lower intestinal tract. The impaction of an ingested foreign body in the colon is rare. Foreign bodies swallowed inadvertently often cause serious complications, such as perforation, obstruction, abscess formation, enterocolic fistula, or hemorrhage. Physicians should proceed with routine medical care while considering the possibility of the ingestion of a foreign body In cases where abdominal pain of an unknown origin is observed, particularly in elderly patients who wear dentures, alcoholics, mentally disturbed, or rapid eating, and presenting with altered bowel habits. We report a case of a colonoscopically-removed wooden toothpick that impacted the sigmoid colon and was complicated by the formation of a local abscess with a review of the literature. (Korean J Med 71:668-672, 2006) Key Words : Foreign body removal, Sigmoid colon, Colonoscopy
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