Intentional Razor Blade Ingestion: A Case Study Analysis on Management, Treatment, and Psychiatric Components

Keywords: Foreign body ingestion, razor blades, suicide, ethics, emergency medicine



This case study addresses the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach to intentional razor blade ingestion in a patient with longstanding psychiatric illness. Other topics that are highlighted include multiple management strategies and possible complications within the team dynamic.



Key Words: Foreign body ingestion; razor blades; suicide; ethics; emergency medicine

IRB: Exempt, HIRB #2017-0001

Funding: This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Author Biographies

David Ross, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Department of Specialty Medicine, Assistant Professor

Michael Tieman, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Department of Specialty Medicine, Chairman


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