Ingestion of razor blades, a rare event: A case report in a psychiatric patient

Jhony Alejandro Delgado Salazar, Natalia Carolina Naveda Pacheco, Paola Alexandra Palacios Jaramillo, Santiago Danilo Garzón Yépez, Victor Rafael Medina Loza, Carlos Alberto Romero Alvarado, Bernabé Esteban Aguilar Ayala, Gabriel Alejandro Molina

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Foreign body ingestion is a common condition in clinical practice, thankfully most of the cases do not require any surgery as most foreign bodies can pass through the bowel without injuring it. Treatment depends on the size and kind of foreign bodies. When complications arise, patients may require urgent medical attention. Self-harm by sharp foreign body ingestion is a rare event that must always be promptly treated and should always be prevented. Psychiatric patients and inmates are the most affected population. A high index of suspicion is required to treat this rare condition, which may be preventable if there is adequate mental and medical therapy along with close monitoring and family support.We present the case of a 31-year-old psychiatric patient. After prompt treatment, two razor blades were surgically removed from her intestines. She fully recovered and is doing well on follow-up controls.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículorjaa094
PublicaciónJournal of Surgical Case Reports
EstadoPublicada - 2020
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