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Turk J Emerg Med. 2016 Jan 14;15(3):136-8. doi: 10.1016/j.tjem.2015.11.008. eCollection 2015 Sep.

Small bowel perforation due to fish bone: A case report.

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1
Department of Surgical Oncology, Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey.
2
Department of General Surgery, Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey.
3
Department of Radiology, Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey.

Abstract

Accidental ingestion of foreign bodies are a common condition in clinical practice. However, small bowel perforation which dues to ingestion foreign bodies has been rarely seen. In this article, we report a case of small bowel perforation which dues to ingestion foreign body. A 80-year-old female patient, presenting with complaints of acute abdomen, was admitted to the emergency department. She denied abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. The patient had tenderness and defense on the right lower quadrant. Contrast enhanced abdominal computed tomography has been used on the patient's diagnosis. This revealed small bowel perforation due to the ingestion of foreign body. The patient was operated emergency. A microperforation due to fish bone was detected on the terminal ileum. The patient underwent debridement and primary repair. The patient was discharged postoperative 7th day without problem. Bowel perforation due to the ingestion of foreign bodies should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen.

KEYWORDS:

Foreign body; Perforation; Small intestine

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