Lead intoxication from a pellet entrapped in the appendix of a child: treatment considerations.

@article{Lyons1994LeadIF,
  title={Lead intoxication from a pellet entrapped in the appendix of a child: treatment considerations.},
  author={Jack D. Lyons and Howard C. Filston},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={
          1618-20
        }
}
A 4-year-old boy with symptoms of lead intoxication and confirmatory serum lead levels was eventually found to have a pellet lodged in his appendix. Because laxatives and cathartics did not dislodge the pellet, appendectomy was performed. Arguments for and against this decision are explored.