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Body packing--a case report and review of the literature.
  1. A. Stewart,
  2. N. D. Heaton,
  3. B. Hogbin
  1. Department of Surgery, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK.


    Drug smuggling by internal bodily concealment is a growing international problem. The management of a patient who swallowed packages containing heroin is described. The medical management, indications for surgery and the ethical dilemmas of treating patients with drugs concealed within the gastrointestinal tract are discussed.

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