Body packer

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Seizure on flight back from Asia.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

There are extensive ingested foreign bodies measuring 25 x 8mm in the  stomach, small bowel and right and transverse colons. There is no free fluid or gas.

Case Discussion

This patient was confirmed to have ingested amphetamine packets for smuggling. 

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Case information

rID: 19527
Published: 19th Sep 2012
Last edited: 4th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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