Man who swallowed toothbrush in Kilifi has it endoscopically removed

April 6, 2018 2:23 pm
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The Kilifi resident was unable to pass the toothbrush in his stool as it could not get past his duodenum/CFM

, MOMBASA, Kenya, Apr 6 – David Charo made history on Friday by becoming the first man to have a toothbrush endoscopically taken out of his stomach in Kenya.

Charo who was admitted to the Coast General Hospital on Sunday, joins a list of about 40 reported cases of swallowed toothbrushes worldwide according to Doctor Abi Mwachi.

The non-invasive procedure which took 14 minutes and involved inserting a flexible tube down the throat with a retractable device, was carried out by doctor Ramadhan Omar.

The Kilifi resident was unable to pass the toothbrush in his stool as it could not get past his duodenum.

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