Ingested razor blades

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


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Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Abdominal x-rays

Multiple metallic foreign bodies are noted in the upper abdomen. 

Case Discussion

This chap ingested 28 safety razor blades. Other than taking a long time to pass, no complications ensued. This is probably why they are called safety blades. 

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Case information

rID: 16053
Published: 12th Dec 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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