Hard to digest-bowel perforation due to a swallowed toothpick

Gokce Kaan Atac, Salih Erpulat Ozıs

Abstract


Acute right lower quadrant pain is one of the most frequent reasons for emergency calls. Acute appendicitis is also the most abundant surgical intervention due to acute abdominal pain. Foreign body ingestion is another but rare cause of acute abdominal pain especially in adult patients. We describe the clinical, surgical and multidetector computed tomography imaging findings of large bowel perforation due to unintentionally ingested wooden toothpick.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/ijdi.v1n2p43

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

International Journal of Diagnostic Imaging

ISSN 2331-5857 (Print)  ISSN 2331-5865 (Online)

Copyright © Sciedu Press

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the 'sciedu.ca' and ‘sciedupress.com’ domains to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', please check your 'spam' or 'junk' folder.