J Cancer Clin | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

An Uncommon Cause of Colonic Sub-Occlusion

Roberta Forlano1,2* and Rosario Forlano2

1Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
2Digestive Endoscopy Unit, G. Tatarella Hospital, Cerignola, Italy

*Correspondance to: Roberta Forlano 

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Foreign bodies ingested usually pass the entire gut uneventfully. Toothpick injury is a rare condition: its presentation is commonly abdominal pain; however, findings are unspecific [1]. The most frequent locations for toothpick-related perforation include esophagus, stomach, colon: others are rare. Laparotomy is the treatment of choice in a majority of cases [2].


Forlano R, Forlano R. An Uncommon Cause of Colonic Sub-Occlusion. J Cancer Clin. 2017; 1(1): 1001.

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