Hidden health hazard in cleaning the BBQ

Over 18 months from May 2009, Rhode Island Hospital ED saw six patients who had swallowed wire bristles with their grilled meat.

Three patients presented with odynophagia as a primary symptom and bristles were found in the neck. The other three were found to have intestinal perforations.

Am J Roentgenol 2012; 198:836-39 

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