Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1987 Nov;7(1):35-37.

Esophageal Perforation Due to Swallowed Toothbrush

Abstract

Esophageal perforation is a rare disease, which require emergent diagnosis and therapeutic procedure. In this paper, we present one case of esophageal perforation by traction of toothbrush which was swallowed during pharyngeal irritation. After the toothbrush was inserted to stomach by gastroscope, gastrostomy was performed for removal of toothbrush and the esophageal perforation was repaired by operation.

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