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BMJ Case Rep. 2017 May 22;2017. pii: bcr-2017-219286. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-219286.

A Syrian man with abdominal pain.

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1
Surgery, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, Leiden, The Netherlands.
2
Surgery, Alrijne Ziekenhuis Locatie Leiderdorp, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands.
3
Surgery, Nederland Ministerie van Defensie, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
4
Surgery, Medisch Centrum Haaglanden, Den Haag, The Netherlands.

Abstract

A 32-year-old man presented with progressive abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting after swallowing a packet of dollar bills, his entire money savings, during his journey to Europe as a refugee. Subsequent imaging confirmed the presence of a foreign body in his stomach, which required surgical intervention to be removed. This is one of many cases that illustrate the hopeless circumstances people in the Middle-Eastern warzone are currently facing.

KEYWORDS:

Gastrointestinal surgery; Global Health; Medical consequences of conflict; Migration and health; Surgery

PMID:
28536216
PMCID:
PMC5753737
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2017-219286
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