Ingested chicken bone in colon

Case contributed by Dr Servet Kahveci

Presentation

The patient presented to the emergency service with lower abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female
CT

Linear hyperdense foreign body is seen in the sigmoid colon. Notice the colonic wall and adjacent fat tissue inflammation at this region.

Annotated image

Linear hyperdense foreign body (yellow arrow) is seen in the sigmoid colon. Notice the colonic wall and adjacent fat tissue inflammation at this region (white arrows).

This ingested foreign body (chicken bone) was extracted by colonoscopy.

Case Discussion

Ingested foreign bodies, such as chicken bones, fish bones and toothpicks, are typically excreted from the digestive tract without any complications. They are infrequently seen in children and elderly people and they may lead to clinical problems such as inflammation, obstruction, perforation or bleeding.

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Case information

rID: 60174
Published: 16th May 2018
Last edited: 18th May 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Sevgi Private Hospital

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