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RMJ. 2011; 36(2): 165-166


Toothpick Perforation of the cecum presenting as right iliac fossa pain: Report of a case and review of literature

Taysir Nsour, Samer Al-Gzawi, Nidal AL-Soud, Amjad Maslamani, Mazen Al-Omari.

Abstract
We present a case of cecal perforation produced by miss-swallowing of a toothpick. The diagnosis was made at laparatomy for appendectomy. Review of literature showed that toothpick perforation is a rare cause of cecal perforation. (Rawal Med J 2011;36:165-166).

Key words: Perforation, toothpick, appendectomy, cecum.


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