A razor blade in the gastrointestinal system
Ertuğrul Altınbilek, Derya Öztürk, Yusuf Altunöz, Güleser Akpınar, Banu Karakuş, İbrahim İkizceli, Cemil Kavalcı 1 * , Elif Çelikel
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1 Başkent University Faculty of Medicine, Emergency Department, Ankara, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Swallowing of a foreign object is the second most common endoscopic emergency after gastrointestinal bleeding. We aimed to report a case of razor blade swallowing that presented with abdominal pain. A 33-year-old man was brought to the emergency department by his relatives with the complaint of abdominal pain that had started after swallowing a razor blade 1 day earlier. His past history was notable for schizoaffective disorder. A plain abdominal radiogram showed multiple appearances consistent with metallic, shiny foreign objects (razor blade) at multiple levels.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2015, Volume 6, Issue 3, 309-311


Publication date: 25 Oct 2015

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