Ahh, that old chestnut: Aussie docs crack case

This patient bit off more than he could chew
Undigested chestnut expressed from the largest small bowel perforation at the mid jejunum. Photo: BMJ 2019

This is a classic example of biting off more than you can chew — or at least more than this patient could chew without his dentures.

After misplacing his false teeth, the 61-year-old man decided to snack on chestnuts, of all things, when he suddenly experienced abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and presented to the ED.