Surgical Complications of Cocaine Body-Packing A Survey of Jamaican Hospitals

@inproceedings{Cocana2006SurgicalCO,
  title={Surgical Complications of Cocaine Body-Packing A Survey of Jamaican Hospitals},
  author={Complicaciones Quir{\'u}rgicas del Empaquetamiento Corporal de Coca{\'i}na},
  year={2006}
}
  • Complicaciones Quirúrgicas del Empaquetamiento Corporal de Cocaína
  • Published 2006
Body-packing is a common method of smuggling cocaine. Complications requiring surgery do not occur with sufficient frequency to allow any individual surgeon to determine patterns of presentation and the best approach to the conduct of surgery. A survey of all surgical units in Jamaica was conducted. A case was any patient requiring surgery for cocaine body-packing since and including the first reported case in 1987. Seventeen cases were identified. There were 11 cases of bowel obstruction, two… CONTINUE READING

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