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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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PARRA V, Viviana; PAIPILLA, Johana; HUERTAS Q, Margarita  and  APONTE M, Diego. Duodenal Wall Abscess Secondary to a Toothpick in the Duodenum is an Unusual Cause of Chronic Abdominal Pain. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2017, vol.32, n.2, pp.174-178. ISSN 0120-9957.

Foreign bodies are one of the most frequent emergencies in gastroenterology. Although most of these pass spontaneously, in some cases they can cause perforations. We present the case of a 32-year-old male patient who came to the outpatient clinic after four months of abdominal pain. An endoscopy of the upper digestive tract found a toothpick embedded in the duodenum. It was extracted without complications.

Keywords : Foreign bodies; toothpicks; duodenal perforation.

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