We report one survivor and two deaths from cocaine toxicity. Cocaine, packaged in condoms, was deliberately ingested to avoid detection by customs agents. Because cocaine is a toxic drug, we recommend surgical removal of the ingested packages, as alternative methods of removal are unreliable and potentially dangerous.
(JAMA 238:1391-1392, 1977)
Suarez CA, Arango A, Lester JL. Cocaine-condom Ingestion: Surgical Treatment. JAMA. 1977;238(13):1391–1392. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280140069024
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