A case of obstruction of the appendix simulating colon carcinoma is presented. The cause of the patient's symptoms and radiographic findings was found at colonoscopy to be a toothpick embedded in the appendix. The toothpick was extracted colonoscopically. Cases of intestinal obstruction by toothpicks reported in the literature are reviewed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Journal of Gastroenterology|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
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