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Toothpick perforation – a rare but important differential for right iliac fossa pain

Alexandra Miller, Elizabeth Vujcich.

Abstract
Introduction: Toothpick ingestion causing bowel perforation is a rare cause of right iliac fossa pain. Its non-specific clinical presentation and investigation findings makes it a challenging diagnosis. Despite this, the accurate diagnosis of toothpick ingestion is important, as it can have serious consequences for patients, with a high risk of morbidity and mortality.
Case report: We report a case of a young male patient with right iliac fossa pain, initially diagnosed as appendicitis, but intraoperatively found to be caused by a toothpick perforating the ileocaecal junction.
Conclusion: Clinicians must be alert to the diagnostic possibility of foreign body ingestion in patients presenting with an acute abdomen. The general public must also be made aware of the risks associated with toothpick use.

Key words: Toothpick Perforation Right iliac fossa


 
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Miller A, Vujcich E, . Toothpick perforation – a rare but important differential for right iliac fossa pain. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(1): 74-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Toothpickperforation


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Miller A, Vujcich E, . Toothpick perforation – a rare but important differential for right iliac fossa pain. https://www.mdpub.net/?mno=43908 [Access: September 12, 2022]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Toothpickperforation


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Miller A, Vujcich E, . Toothpick perforation – a rare but important differential for right iliac fossa pain. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(1): 74-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Toothpickperforation



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Miller A, Vujcich E, . Toothpick perforation – a rare but important differential for right iliac fossa pain. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2022), [cited September 12, 2022]; 6(1): 74-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Toothpickperforation



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Miller, A., Vujcich, E. & (2022) Toothpick perforation – a rare but important differential for right iliac fossa pain. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 6 (1), 74-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Toothpickperforation



Turabian Style

Miller, Alexandra, Elizabeth Vujcich, and . 2022. Toothpick perforation – a rare but important differential for right iliac fossa pain. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (1), 74-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Toothpickperforation



Chicago Style

Miller, Alexandra, Elizabeth Vujcich, and . "Toothpick perforation – a rare but important differential for right iliac fossa pain." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6 (2022), 74-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Toothpickperforation



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Miller, Alexandra, Elizabeth Vujcich, and . "Toothpick perforation – a rare but important differential for right iliac fossa pain." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6.1 (2022), 74-76. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Toothpickperforation



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Miller, A., Vujcich, E. & (2022) Toothpick perforation – a rare but important differential for right iliac fossa pain. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (1), 74-76. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Toothpickperforation