Gastrointestinal perforations

By toothpicks occur with an annual rate of 0.2 per 100,000 persons.

Of foreign body ingestions toothpicks have the highest rate of perforation (9%).

Toothpick perforations can occur in any part of the gastrointestinal tract and with complications of abscess formation, sepsis, hemorrhage and perforations of major blood vessels.

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