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Title: Toothpick impaction in a sigmoid diverticulum
Authors: Kumar, Shanesh
Mehdipour, Ramin
Arachchi, Asiri
Cass, Antony
Date of Publication: 12-May-2017
Citation: BMJ Case Reports 2017; online first: 12 May
Abstract: A 70-year-old woman presented to our emergency department with recurrent episodes of left lower quadrant pain. She subsequently underwent high anterior resection with working diagnosis of acute diverticulitis, but intraoperatively was found to have perforated sigmoid diverticulum due to toothpick impaction. A high index of suspicion is required for diagnosis of toothpick ingestion. Appropriate preoperative investigations such as endoscopy and CT, despite their fairly low sensitivity, should be performed to increase the ability to accurately diagnose this condition and therefore optimise subsequent management.
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/16650
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2017-219198
PubMed URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28500059
Type: Journal Article
Subject: Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Case Series and Case Reports
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