Perforated appendicitis caused by foreign body ingestion.
Most ingested foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract without any incident. However, foreign bodies lodged in the appendix can cause an inflammatory reaction with or without perforation. Here, we present a case of a 54-year-old woman with perforated appendicitis who consumed wild game containing a shot pellet. Five months before admission, she had eaten the meat of a pheasant that had been shot with a shotgun. Abdominal computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis of perforated appendicitis with abscess due to a foreign body. Subsequently, a laparoscopic appendectomy was performed. Follow-up radiographs obtained after the surgery did not identify the foreign body. Histolopathologic examination confirmed appendiceal perforation with focal inflammation secondary to a foreign body.
Department of Surgery, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University, Daegu, Republic of Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
SourceSurgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques 22:2 2012 Apr pg e94-7
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Pub Type(s)Case Reports