J Korean Soc Emerg Med.  2014 Feb;25(1):128-131.

A Case of Appendiceal Perforation Caused by Fishbone

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Digestive Disease Research Institute and Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. parkwc@wku.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Digestive Disease Research Institute and Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea.

Abstract

On rare occasions, ingested foreign bodies make their way into the appendix, which can cause an inflammatory reaction with or without perforation. In addition, perforation of the appendix by a foreign body is relatively rare, however, it should be considered in atypical cases of peritonitis, intra-abdominal abscess, or mass, and intestinal obstruction. We experienced a case of appendiceal perforation caused by a fishbone, which presented as chronic abdominal pain and intra-abdominal abscess. A 57-year-old man presented with ambiguous lower right-side abdominal pain with fever for approximately one week. Abdominal computed tomography showed a foreign body in the appendix with abscess formation. Subsequently, a laparoscopic appendectomy was performed and histopathological examination confirmed perforated appendicitis with severe inflammation secondary to a foreign body.

Keyword

Foreign body; Appendicitis; Appendectomy

MeSH Terms

Abdominal Abscess
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Appendectomy
Appendicitis
Appendix
Fever
Foreign Bodies
Inflammation
Intestinal Obstruction
Middle Aged
Peritonitis
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