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General Surgery Surgical Gastroenterology

Indian Doctors Network posted a case

11 months ago

Lead Pellets in Belly

Courtesy: Livescience

This 8-year old kid took the expression 'bite the bullet' personally. After doctors found out that he had high levels of lead in his blood for the last two years, and after the kid had been complaining about severe stomachache, the doctors discovered lead formations in the X-ray. Turns out, he was from a hunting family who used to gather food using lead pellets. The kid had ingested 57 pellets during a game with his siblings. All of them were found when the doctors removed his appendix.



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