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Hemicolectomy

Hemicolectomy (surgical procedure to remove one side of the colon) due to colon perforation and numerous ingested foreign bodies in a psychiatric patient! Intentional foreign body ingestion is commonly seen in adult patients with mental disabilities, significant substance abuse, psychiatric disorders, or external motivations (such as avoidance of a jail sentence).The swallowing of foreign bodies can be accidental or intentional.About 80-90% of ingested foreign bodies spontaneously pass through the gastrointestinal tract, with only 10-20% requiring endoscopic or surgical intervention. Credit to @drnetomtz

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