IH: consultant surgeon and case supervisor. In all cases of caustic ingestion, the airway should be assessed initially and protected if necessary. We then performed a retrospective analysis of patients' characteristics, medical history, diagnostics, therapy, and clinical outcome. Successful Endoscopic Removal of Toothpick Perforating Gastric Antrum With Over-the-Scope Padlock Clip Closure. NLM 2020 Jul 9;7(7):e00420. J Emerg Med. An indurated area was noticed at the site of adhesion with a fine wooden tip protruding. JAMA 1974;227:788–9. Numerous case reports describing the clinical course in this setting are available but there is no concise guideline. Fine dissection was carried out, and liberation of the adherent segment was performed. The authors declare no potential conflict of interest. Blood tests were carried out at first, showing white blood cell of 11,000/μL, neutrophils 70%, C‐reactive protein of 198 mg/L. toothpick migration into bladder presents as abdominal pain and hematuria. Serologies for Echinococcus granulosus and multilocularis were negative. Unlike other foreign bodies, the ingestion of a toothpick is very uncommon and carries high morbidity and mortality rates.  |  USA.gov. National Center for Biotechnology Information, Unable to load your collection due to an error, Unable to load your delegates due to an error. Perforation of the cecum by a toothpick: report of a case and review of the literature. Adequate therapy depends on localization of the toothpick in the gastrointestinal tract. 2020 Oct 30;12(10):e11263. Endoscopy showed success mainly when the toothpick location was the stomach (75%), duodenum (70%), and large bowels (45%). This is the case of a 61‐year‐old female patient, previously healthy, presenting with 2 months history of myalgias, arthralgias, fatigue, and abdominal discomfort. Perforations of the intestine are common and the associated mortality is high. If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, your email address may not be registered, Around 136 cases of toothpick ingestion causing gastrointestinal perforation have been reported, of which more than 15 presented with migration into the liver necessitating surgical management 10, 11. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2020;76:463-467. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2020.10.009. Algorithm for the diagnosis and management of caustic ingestions. 2006 Jun;34(5):237-40 2002 Jul;23 (1):35-8 When evaluating patients with acute abdominal pain, foreign body ingestion should be considered. 9. We report here, for the first time to our knowledge, a retroperitoneal and thigh cellulitis secondary to colonic perforation due to toothpick ingestion. Sigmoid Colon Perforation Caused by an Unapparent Foreign Body. Dissection around the foreign object revealed a toothpick embedded in the liver parenchyma (Fig. From the available information, more than 50 % (n = 48) of patients were not aware of having swallowed a toothpick. The role of laparoscopy was still limited to the extraintestinal and small bowel locations (20%), and large bowels (10%). Researchers reporting Sept. 11 in BMJ Case Reports said toothpicks, pins, nails or small bones that end up in the gut may not show up on conventional X-rays and often create vague symptoms, making detection difficult. N Engl J amined but revealed no woody foreign of thigh cellulitis caused by a retroperito- Med 338:133–134 body. Colonic perforation, surgical management, toothpick ingestion, toothpick migration into the liver. Tel: 009611441822; Fax: 009611441822; E‐mail: antoine.el.asmar@gmail.com, General and Digestive Surgery, Breast Oncologic Surgery and Reconstruction, Saint Georges Hospital University Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon, General and Digestive Surgery, Oncologic Surgery, Saint Georges Hospital University Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon. Endoscopic extraction of food bolus impaction and foreign body ingestion from the upper digestive tract is successful in 95% of cases.2 17 When endoscopic extraction fails, rigid oesophagoscopy for the upper oesophageal foreign body can be considered. Foreign bodies ingestion can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. Ingested toothpicks should be kept in mind as … doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.06.065. Epub 2014 Oct 7. The patient's age, mental capabilities, clinical characteristics, and socioeconomic status should also raise questions. Adequate therapy depends on localization of the toothpick in the gastrointestinal tract. MANAGEMENT Airway Initial management includes assessment of the patient’s ventilatory status and an airway evaluation. to ingested synthetic foreign bodies or organic ones (animal bones, wooden toothpicks etc.) Patients most commonly present either with bowels obstruction or with complications related to perforation, migration, and intraabdominal fistulas 12. Cureus. The approach to toothpick ingestion and its complications should not be underestimated. Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov, Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus, Find NCBI SARS-CoV-2 literature, sequence, and clinical content: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sars-cov-2/. -. eCollection 2020 Jul. CT‐scan of the abdomen showed a hepatic lesion in segment V, with air bubbles, measuring 33 mm, corresponding to an abscess with fat stranding around the colonic hepatic flexure, and a possible fistulous tract extending inferiorly to the colon (Figs 1 and 2). The most frequent site of injury from ingested toothpicks is duodenum, followed by sigmoid colon[ 4 ]. It is mainly prevalent in certain high‐risk population such as pediatric patients 2-4, elderly patients with dental prosthesis 5, patients with psychiatric disorders or neurodevelopmental delay, and body pakers 6-8. Number of times cited according to CrossRef: Laparoscopic management of enterohepatic migrated fish bone mimicking liver neoplasm.  |   |  Referral to tertiary centers is sometimes mandatory. 2017 Dec;96(50):e9066. Enter your email address below and we will send you your username, If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username. 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Zouros E, Oikonomou D, Theoharis G, Bantias C, Papadimitropoulos K. J Emerg Med. The patient did well and was discharged on post-operative day 7. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000009066. 1. -, J Clin Ultrasound. The patient did well and was discharged on post-operative day 7. Please enable it to take advantage of the complete set of features! Results: The approach to foreign body ingestion and its complications should not be underestimated as the diagnostic work‐up can be highly inconclusive and the surgical intervention extremely challenging. FB ingestion is frequently not suspected by physician. Definitive diagnosis of toothpick ingestion was most commonly made by laparotomy (53%), endoscopy (19%), imaging study (14%), and … Although the most common cause of cellulitis is skin disruption (60–80% of cases), the disorder can also have abdominal, perineal, genitourinary, and postoperative origins. Epub 2020 Oct 8. 2002 Jul;23(1):35-8. doi: 10.1016/s0736-4679(02)00458-4. Toothpick ingestion is a medical emergency. Toothpick ingestion and migration into the liver through the colonic hepatic flexure: case presentation, management, and literature review December 2017 Clinical Case Reports 6(1) HHS Learn about our remote access options, Saint Georges Hospital University Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Balamand, Beirut, Lebanon, Antoine El Asmar, Saint Georges Hospital University Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, University of Balamand, Beirut 009611, Lebanon. Wedge resection around it was performed and hemostasis (Fig. Dente M, santi F, olinas L, et al. More than half of all cases go unnoticed by patients (54%) and lead to perforations in almost 80% of all cases. If endoscopy is not rapidly available and severe injury is strongly suspected, obtain a … Regarding specific ingestion of toothpicks, a recent literature review analyzed 136 reported cases from 1927 to 2012. The surgeon should be prepared for life‐threatening situations such as major vascular involvement 17, as well as highly specialized and technically challenging procedures if the toothpick involves the hepatic hilum for instance 12. When evaluating patients with acute abdominal pain, foreign body ingestion should be considered. She was discharged on day 7 with no postoperative complications. Gastrointestinal perforation secondary to accidental ingestion of toothpicks: A series case report. COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. He did not recall toothpick ingestion. (March 9 issue)1 reported a late septic and hemorrhagic catastrophe after the ingestion of a toothpick. F (1998) Subphrenic abscess related to tive computed tomography scan was reex- Our case is the first, to our knowledge, the ingestion of a toothpick. In patients with a history of toothpick ingestion, immediate diagnosis with endoscopic management should be performed. demonstrated various therapeutic options with respect to the toothpick location. Management. day after ingestion, and the toothpick appeared as a distinct low density linear structure (11). 2.2 Case 2 -, Intensive Care Med. Results of Surgical Treatment of Intestinal Perforation Caused by Toothpick Ingestion. However, it is important to note that in 35% of time the need for laparotomy as an exploratory procedure cannot be ignored. Toothpick ingestion is a relatively rare occurrence and often an accidental event related to food consumption. The diagnostic procedures included endoscopy (63 %), computed tomography scan (63 %), and ultrasound (47 %); however, in 35 % of cases these investigations failed to detect the toothpick. A high clinical suspicion should be raised whenever atypical abdominal symptoms are present. The diagnostic work‐up usually consists of EGD, colonoscopy, computed tomography scan, and ultrasound, but failure to detect the toothpick was reported in 35% of the cases. BackgroundDiverticulitis and carcinoma represent the most common causes of colon perforation, but other causes, like ingestion of foreign bodies, should be taken into account.Case presentationWe report the case of a 64-year old man presenting in our Emergency Department with a 2 days history of right lower abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and low grade fever. To the Editor: Bee et al. Adequate therapy depends on localization of the toothpick in the gastrointestinal tract. Contribution of 3 Cases. Working off-campus? We report a case of a 73-year-old female patient presenting mid-term epigastric pain. Author information: (1)Department of General Surgery, Kanuni Sultan Suleyman … Toothpick ingestion is a relatively rare event that may results in serious gut injuries with peritonitis, sepsis or even death. Computed tomography indicated toothpick impaction at the splenic flexura of the colon. TUESDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Accidentally swallowing a toothpick or other foreign object can cause serious health problems, such as blood poisoning or liver abscess. One should not hesitate to differ any potentially complicated case to a tertiary center where diagnostic and therapeutic means are readily available. We have reported a case of small bowel obstruction due to the accidental ingestion of a toothpick. doi: 10.14309/crj.0000000000000420. Ingested toothpicks are a relatively rare event, but may cause serious gut injuries with peritonitis, sepsis, or death. Toothpick and bone ingestions have a high risk for perforation and are the most common foreign bodies that require surgical removal . The surgeon should be prepared for life‐threatening situations such as major vascular involvement, as well as highly specialized and technically challenging procedures, when the hepatic hilum is involved for instance. Based on the review, an algorithm for the management of toothpick ingestion was developed by Steinbach et al. Ingested toothpicks should be kept in mind as an important differential diagnosis in patients with acute abdomen. 7. Around 136 cases of toothpick ingestion causing gastrointestinal perforation have been reported, of which more than 15 presented with migration into the liver necessitating surgical management 10, 11. Perforations of the intestine are common and the associated mortality is high. The locations of toothpicks prior removal were esophagus (2 %), stomach (20 %), duodenum (23 %), small intestine (18 %), and large intestine (37 %). The incidence and prevalence of foreign body (FB) ingestion are difficult to estimate. YP: gathered the clinical data, did the literature review, and assisted in the surgical intervention. Clipboard, Search History, and several other advanced features are temporarily unavailable. Diagnosis of toothpick ingestion is very difficult. 2020 May 12;20(1):99. doi: 10.1186/s12893-020-00768-x. Toothpick ingestion and migration into the liver through the colonic hepatic flexure: case presentation, management, and literature review. Steinbach et al. Toothpick ingestion is a medical emergency. Please check your email for instructions on resetting your password. 2014 Dec;47(6):e133-7. Background: In childhood, almost all swallowed objects that successfully navigate the esophagus pass through the gut without complications. Management. A case report, Hepatic inflammatory mass secondary to toothpick perforation of the stomach: triphasic CT appearances, Colonoscopic identification of a foreign body causing an hepatic abscess, A pyogenous gastric abscess that developed following ingestion of a piece of a wooden skewer: successful treatment with endoscopic incision, Chronic abdominal liver abscess caused by toothpick perforation of the gastrointestinal wall, Migration of a swallowed toothpick into the liver: the value of multiplanar CT, Pyogenic hepatic abscess secondary to endolumenal perforation of an ingested foreign body. -, N Y State J Med. This site needs JavaScript to work properly. Perforations of the intestine are common and the associated mortality is high. Conclusions: Accordingly, an algorithm was devised for management, in relation to the toothpick location 18. The patient was kept NPO for 5 days then diet was resumed. Toothpick ingestion appears to be commonly implicated in intestinal perforations due to the length and bilateral pointed ends of this foreign body. doi: 10.7759/cureus.11263. Patients un-able to manage their secretions are at high aspiration risk and require urgent management. On presentation, one should consider the fact that a foreign body can range from medical devices (needles, surgical instruments especially endoscopic ones etc.) When informed of this unusual finding during his follow-up, he recalled the probable accidental ingestion of a toothpick after drinking. Widal and Wright tests were negative. Hepatic wedge resection around the foreign object that revealed to be a toothpick (white arrows) protruding through liver segment V. Hepatic specimen removed, with the toothpick lodged inside. Even toothpick ingestion caused death. The most common presenting symptoms were abdominal pain (82 %), fever (39 %), and nausea (31 %). Computed tomography indicated toothpick impaction at the splenic flexura of the colon. CT‐scan showing the abscess formation in segment V of the liver with an air bubble (thick white arrows) and fat stranding between the colonic hepatic flexure and the liver (thin white arrows). Carlos Manterola 1 2 1 Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias Médicas, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile. The presence of a foreign object was also suspected within the abscess cavity. Blood cultures, urine analysis and culture, stools analysis and culture, and chest X‐ray were all normal. Radiol Case Rep. 2020 Aug 5;15(10):1799-1802. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2020.07.034. Toothpick ingestion causing duodenal perforation. Ingested toothpicks should be kept in mind as an important differential diagnosis in patients with acute abdomen. The aim of the present study was to develop practical guidelines to aid clinicians in the diagnosis and management of acute tooth pick ingestion. 4). NIH Advancement in endoscopic, laparoscopic, and other minimally invasive techniques might preclude the need for an invasive laparotomy. 13-17. Early diagnosis and extraction are mandatory to improve the prognosis, hence, early referral to tertiary centers sometimes should not be delayed. Sarici IS(1), Topuz O(2), Sevim Y(2), Sarigoz T(2), Ertan T(2), Karabıyık O(3), Koc A(3). CASE REPORT: A 18-year-old man was admitted with a 3-day history of a swallowed wooden toothpick.The patient had tenderness in the left flank area. Laparotomy was necessary in extraintestinal locations (80%), small bowels (75%), large bowels (50%), duodenum (30%), and stomach (25%). Foreign body ingestion is responsible for around 1500 cases of death in the United States every year 1. In such situations, wide window settings can facilitate the depiction of an air-filled toothpick and reduce the possibility of overlooking the ob-ject. Endoscopic Management of Colonic Perforation due to Ingestion of a Wooden Toothpick. A total of 136 cases (74 % male, age 52 [5-92] years) have been reported in the literature. BACKGROUND: Toothpick ingestion is implicated in bowel injuries that may cause violent complications, mimicking diseases causing acute abdomen. Toothpick-a rare cause of bowel perforation: case report and literature review. Link/Page Citation Dear Editor, A 37-year-old male patient with abdominal pain that started 3 days ago and that continued to worsen was admitted to the emergency room. MK: reviewed the article and underwent the surgical intervention. Toothpick ingestion causing rectum perforation. Upon reexploration, no overt perforation in the colon was identified, so we decided to put few imbrication sutures along the previously adherent serosa. Ingested toothpick retrieved through a lumbar approach: a case report. 2003 Apr;29(4):662-3 Coll Antropol. Physical examination … After adhesionlysis, the hepatic flexure of the colon was found adherent to segment V of the liver. Cossavella D, Clerico G, Paino O, Pozzo M, Trompetto M. Medicine (Baltimore). [Intestinal perforation caused by a toothpick]. 2010 Jul;26(7):506-7. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181e5bf85. Necrotizing fasciitis from an iliopsoas muscle abscess caused by a toothpick: A case report and literature review. Ragazzi M, Delcò F, Rodoni-Cassis P, Brenna M, Lavanchy L, Bianchetti MG. Pediatr Emerg Care. In what follows, we describe the first case of toothpick ingestion, with migration into the liver through the colonic hepatic flexure, how it presented and how it was managed, followed by a brief literature review. At this point, surgical intervention was decided. The full text of this article hosted at iucr.org is unavailable due to technical difficulties. BMC Surg. Vo NQ, Nguyen LD, Chau THT, Tran VK, Nguyen TT. 2008 Mar;32(1):307-9 BACKGROUND: Toothpick ingestion is implicated in bowel injuries that may cause violent complications, mimicking diseases causing acute abdomen. Toothpick injury mimicking renal colic: case report and systematic review. He did not recall toothpick ingestion. She was febrile 38.8°C, but had no pertinent signs on her physical examination. Toothpick ingestion is a medical emergency. Interestingly, a 4-year survey performed in the United States found 8176 reported toothpick-related injuries yearly, a rate of 3.6 per 100000 person-years. Our Medline search identified 116 publications containing case reports of ingested toothpicks. -, J Emerg Med. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. 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