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Oesophageal "cross"--a sinister foreign body.
  1. J E Losanoff,
  2. K T Kjossev,
  3. H E Losanoff
  1. Department of Emergency Surgery, Military Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria.


    A young jail inmate purposely ingested a foreign body formed of sewing needles, specially designed to be arrested in the gut and cause perforation. Immediate surgical removal of such ingested foreign objects is recommended because the chances of distal passage are nil.

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