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Surgical Complications

Surgical Complications of Cocaine Body-Packing: A Survey of Jamaican Hospitals

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38–40
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Seventeen cases were identified. Indication for surgery included bowel obstruction, delayed passage and rupture of pellets with cocaine poisoning. Sites of obstruction are identified and an approach to the conduct of surgery for obstruction and packet rupture is recommended.

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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2013
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