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Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 173-175

Intestinal obstruction caused by swallowed chewing gum : a report of two cases


Department of Pediatric Surgery Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati-781032

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JK Goswami
Department of Pediatric Surgery Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati-781032

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ABSTRACT: Two cases of intestinal obstruction following the intake of large quantities of chewing gum are reported. In both the cases the swallowed gum formed a mass and an obstruction in the transition zone of the jejunum and the ileum; in both, reduction was possible without enterostomy.






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