Woman Dies After Docs Miss Toilet Brush Embedded in Buttocks

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    Is this the type of government health care we have to look forward to?
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    A young mother died after a doctors failed to spot a 6-inch long toilet brush handle embedded in her buttocks, a judicial investigation into her death was told Tuesday.

    Cindy Corton, 35, was left with the bizarre injury after a drunken fall in a friend's bathroom in 2005, but doctors missed it — even after taking X-rays.

    It was two years before Corton, who was in constant pain, was able to convince doctors that the thin serrated plastic handle was stuck in her flesh.

    By then, what should have been a routine procedure to remove it, had become much more dangerous because the handle was embedded in her pelvis.

    After two unsuccessful operations in 2007, the mother-of-one was in such agony that she agreed to undergo further surgery in June 2009, despite being told it could be fatal.

    Corton spent more than 10 hours in surgery at Queens Medical Center in Nottingham, England, but died from massive blood loss.

    Woman Dies After Docs Miss Toilet Brush Embedded in Buttocks - Incredible Health - FOXNews.com
     
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    Good grief. :eek:
    How the fuck can it be possible to miss a 6-inch foreign object?

    Sound to me like it's the DOCTORS who need to sober up in the UK. But hey, what can one expect from socialist medicine? That poor woman would've probably had better luck getting help from some wino on the street.
     
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    what does this mean doyathink?? slammed? with what?
     
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    Did she ever go for yearly vaginal exams or pap smears? Part of that is a rectal exam.

     
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    This is one of those threads for which I regret clicking.

    Ickkkkk....just plain ickkkkkk.
     
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    Buttocks =/= rectum.

    I would suspect they missed it on X-Ray because it was radiolucent, like cholesterol stones in the gallbladder.

    They found it by MRI:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/lincolnshire/8690643.stm

    I am curious how it could be so deep that it couldn't be palpated and how it could become a life-taking event in such a fleshy area of her body. I could see her losing function if a nerve got compressed or severed.

    I wonder if she died from sepsis.

    Nevermind, hemorrhage.

    http://thesun.mobi/sol/homepage/news/2978052/Toilet-brush-blunder-death.html?mob=1

    It must have worked it's way into the area of the femoral arteries.

    What a weird story.
     
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    Cleaning the toilet WHILE taking a dump....BRILLIANT!!!!

    Now THAT'S thinking outside the box...no pun intended..:lol:
     
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    Patients who present with foreign objects up their ass do usually make wild claims such as "I was taking a crap in the woods, slipped, and fell on this gerbil" and other such outlandish statements.
     
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    It was in the flesh of her buttocks, not where you are thinking.

    Besides, I have never had an appointment for a vaginal exam/pap smear and also was examined there too. I am sorry. That is just wrong

    What a tragic story
     
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    It wasn't in her ass. Unfortunately in this case. If it were, she'd be alive today.
     
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