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Ingested foreign body, to remove or not to remove
  1. M K Shariff,
  2. K Oppong,
  3. N Thompson
  1. Gastroenterology and Liver Unit, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr N Thompson
    Gastroenterology and Liver Unit, Freeman Hospital, High Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN, UK; Nick.Thompson{at}nuth.nhs.uk

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Clinical presentation

A 24 year old male was admitted having swallowed a packet containing 17 tablets of buprinorphine (subatex) and complaining of dysphagia and odynophagia. On examination he was haemodynamically stable …

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