Appendiceal obstruction by a toothpick removed at colonoscopy

Stephen Meltzer, M. D. Goldberg, R. M. Meltzer, F. Claps

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1108
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume81
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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Meltzer, S., Goldberg, M. D., Meltzer, R. M., & Claps, F. (1986). Appendiceal obstruction by a toothpick removed at colonoscopy. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 81(11), 1107-1108.