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October 1970

Foreign-Body Perforation of the Intestinal Tract: Report of 12 Cases and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Marquette School of Medicine, Milwaukee.

Arch Surg. 1970;101(4):475-477. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340280027008

Twelve patients with foreign-body perforation of the intestinal tract have been reviewed. Nine of ten patients in whom information was available wore dentures. The relationship of denture use to foreign-body ingestion is significant and should arouse suspicion of the diagnosis in patients with obscure abdominal symptoms.

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