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Volume: 27 Issue: 3 (2017)
 
Treatment of a Patient Who Attempted Suicide by Swallowing a Razor Blade: A Case Report [Turk J Colorectal Dis ]
Turk J Colorectal Dis . 2017; 27(3): 97-99 | DOI: 10.4274/tjcd.13008  

Treatment of a Patient Who Attempted Suicide by Swallowing a Razor Blade: A Case Report

Tamer Akay
Bandırma State Hospital, Clinic of General Surgery, Balıkesir, Turkey

Intentional ingestion of foreign bodies is a common phenomenon among psychiatric patients and prisoners. In this report, we present a 34-year-old male prisoner who stated that he swallowed a razor blade to commit suicide. The patient was hospitalized and underwent upper gastrointestinal system endoscopy for observation. The patient developed acute abdominal pain while being monitored; an exploratory laparotomy was performed and two razor blades were removed from the patient’s small intestine. The patient’s symptoms regressed in the postoperative period and he was discharged. In conclusion, intentional ingestion of foreign bodies is a common phenomenon; patients should be closely monitored and cases that may require surgical intervention should not be overlooked.

Keywords: Foreign bodies, diagnosis, laparotomy


Jilet Yutarak İntihar Girişiminde Bulunan Hastanın Tedavisi: Olgu Sunumu

Tamer Akay
Bandırma Devlet Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi Kliniği, Balıkesir, Türkiye

Psikiyatrik hastalar ve mahkumlar arasında kasten yabancı cisim yutulması yaygın görülebilen bir durumdur. Çalışmamızda, intihar girişimi nedeni ile jilet yuttuğunu ifade eden 34 yaşında bir erkek mahkum hasta sunulmuştur. Gözlem amacıyla servise yatırılan hastaya üst gastrointestinal sistem endoskopisi uygulandı. Hastanın takiplerinde akut karın tablosu gelişmesi üzerine eksploratris laparotomi yapılarak iki adet jilet ince barsaktan çıkarıldı. Ameliyattan sonraki dönemde şikayetleri gerileyen hasta cerrahi şifa ile taburcu edildi. Sonuç olarak, mahkumlar arasında kasten yabancı cisim yutulması yaygın görülebilen bir durum olduğundan hastalar yakın takip edilmeli, cerrahi girişim gerektirebilecek olgular gözden kaçırılmamalıdır.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Yabancı cisimler, tanı, laparotomi


Tamer Akay. Treatment of a Patient Who Attempted Suicide by Swallowing a Razor Blade: A Case Report. Turk J Colorectal Dis . 2017; 27(3): 97-99

Corresponding Author: Tamer Akay, Türkiye


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