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Toothbrush ingestion by bulimics may require laparotomy

Authors
Journal
Journal of Pediatric Surgery
0022-3468
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0022-3468(94)90230-5
Disciplines
  • Mathematics

Abstract

Abstract Two girls accidentally swallowed their toothbrush while inducing emesis; both had bulimia. Early removal of the brush is advised to prevent complications. Endoscopic removal is the preferred method, but because of the toothbrush's geometric qualities, surgical retrieval is often required.

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