Accidental ingestion of cotton bud stick during alcohol intoxication: An unusual cause of caecal perforation

Memon, M.A., Macafee, D.A.L. and Rattan, H. (2002) Accidental ingestion of cotton bud stick during alcohol intoxication: An unusual cause of caecal perforation. Irish Medical Journal, 95 1: 19-20.

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Author Memon, M.A.
Macafee, D.A.L.
Rattan, H.
Title Accidental ingestion of cotton bud stick during alcohol intoxication: An unusual cause of caecal perforation
Journal name Irish Medical Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0332-3102
Publication date 2002-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 95
Issue 1
Start page 19
End page 20
Total pages 2
Place of publication Dublin, Ireland
Publisher Irish Medical Organization
Formatted abstract
A first reported case of caecal perforation by an ingested blunt foreign body is described. This 31-year-old female did not relate a history of accidental swallowing of a cotton bud stick on admission. The cause of her right iliac fossa pain (i.e. caecal perforation by a cotton bud stick) became only apparent when she underwent operation for suspected appendicitis. A simple closure of this caecal perforation was undertaken. The patient made a complete recovery from this ordeal. Caecal perforation by an ingested blunt foreign body can occur after it has safely negotiated the ileocaecal valve.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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