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J Pediatr Surg. 1994 Dec;29(12):1618-20.

Lead intoxication from a pellet entrapped in the appendix of a child: treatment considerations.

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Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate Medical Center, Knoxville.

Abstract

A 4-year-old boy with symptoms of lead intoxication and confirmatory serum lead levels was eventually found to have a pellet lodged in his appendix. Because laxatives and cathartics did not dislodge the pellet, appendectomy was performed. Arguments for and against this decision are explored.

PMID:
7877052
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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