Appendiceal Obstruction by a Toothpick Removed at Colonoscopy

Stephen J. Meltzer, Myron D. Goldberg, Robert M. Meltzer, Francis Claps

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A case of obstruction of the appendix simulating colon carcinoma is presented. The cause of the patient's symptoms and radiographic findings was found at colonoscopy to be a toothpick embedded in the appendix. The toothpick was extracted colonoscopically. Cases of intestinal obstruction by toothpicks reported in the literature are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1108
Number of pages2
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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