Body packing

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Presentation

Brought in by Customs.

Patient Data

Age: 24
Gender: Male
CT

Multiple (at least 6) foreign bodies are demonstrated within the sigmoid colon. Within the limitations of a non-contrast study, the abdominal viscera are unremarkable.

Case Discussion

Body packing refers to the internal concealment of illegal drugs. 

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Case information

rID: 34344
Published: 17th Feb 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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