Laparoscopic removal of a swallowed toothbrush.

J. D. Wishner, Ann Rogers

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Abstract

Toothbrush swallowing is an uncommon occurrence. Unlike most cases of foreign-body ingestion, there have been no cases of spontaneous passage reported. Consequently, prompt removal is recommended before complications develop. We report a case of toothbrush ingestion which failed attempted endoscopic removal. This patient was managed successfully with laparoscopic assisted removal via gastrotomy. We recommend this approach for the removal of any ingested foreign bodies when surgical intervention is indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-473
Number of pages2
JournalSurgical Endoscopy
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

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Foreign Bodies
Eating
Deglutition

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  • Surgery

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Wishner, J. D. ; Rogers, Ann. / Laparoscopic removal of a swallowed toothbrush. In: Surgical Endoscopy. 1997 ; Vol. 11, No. 5. pp. 472-473.
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In: Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 11, No. 5, 01.01.1997, p. 472-473.

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