Published: Wed, August 09, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

After 10 Years, Woman Has Wire From Braces Removed From Her Intestine

After 10 Years, Woman Has Wire From Braces Removed From Her Intestine

Thinking the object was a fish bone, the doctors operated and removed it, discovering that it was actually a piece of wire from her braces, which she had had removed from her teeth 10 years earlier, CNN reported. Doctors then did a CT scan, which revealed that her small intestine had been punctured multiple times by an object inside of her body.

A decade after her braces were taken out, a woman needed to have a piece of dental wire removed from her intestine. In a write-up published to BMJ Case Reports, the doctor explained that a "previously well 30-year-old" had showed up to the ER "complaining of worsening central abdominal pain". After being discharged during her first visit, she later came back with even more pain.

According to the report, since the small intestine - between the stomach and the large intestine - had been punctured in several places, it had twisted around on itself.

If you've ever accidentally swallowed the spacers or rubber bands used with your braces, we have the ultimate horror story for you.

Iran names Zangeneh as his petroleum minister
He was re-elected in May on the platform of pursuing a "path of coexistence and interaction with the world". "Pakistan will spare no effort to promote relations with Iran ", he said.

The wire has not done any long-term damage, according to Dr Shepherd.

The woman had no recollection of swallowing the wire, but had worn orthodontic braces 10 years prior.

"The chances of swallowing a wire from your braces is very low", said Shepherd. She also did not notice three inches of wire missing from the braces. "There might be a higher chance if you're sedated and undergo a dental procedure".

Dr. Pat Raymond, a gastroenterologist and assistant professor of clinical internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, told CNN that the case is peculiar because the woman had no memory of ingesting the wire.

Like this: