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Bacteremia caused by a swallowed toothpick impacted in the gastric mucosa


Tonkić, Ante; Kulić, Drago; Perić, Mari; Tonkić, Marija; Bogdanović, Zoran
Bacteremia caused by a swallowed toothpick impacted in the gastric mucosa // Case reports in gastroenterology, 5 (2011) doi:10.1159/000327974 (podatak o recenziji nije dostupan, prikaz, stručni)


Naslov
Bacteremia caused by a swallowed toothpick impacted in the gastric mucosa

Autori
Tonkić, Ante ; Kulić, Drago ; Perić, Mari ; Tonkić, Marija ; Bogdanović, Zoran

Izvornik
Case reports in gastroenterology (1662-0631) 5 (2011);

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, prikaz, stručni

Ključne riječi
Bacteremia; gastric mucosa; toothpick; computed tomography; flexible endoscopy

Sažetak
Although most ingested foreign bodies usually pass through the gastrointestinal tract asymptomatically, toothpick injury to the gastrointestinal tract is often associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Toothpick perforation of the gastrointestinal tract is frequently reported but, to the best of our knowledge, bacteremia caused by an impacted toothpick within the gastric mucosa has not yet been described. Here, we report the case of bacteremia caused by an accidentally swallowed toothpick. The toothpick was impacted deeply in the gastric mucosa and was first seen and localized on contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT). CT scan is a very useful imaging technique in such situations since we lack typical and relevant physical findings or laboratory studies that go with accidentally swallowed objects, in this case a toothpick. Flexible endoscopy was successful in extracting the whole toothpick. In cases without free perforation, flexible endoscopy is the treatment of choice in toothpick removal from the upper gastrointestinal tract.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Kliničke medicinske znanosti



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
KBC Split,
Medicinski fakultet, Split

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