Intra-abdominal cocaine pellets

Case contributed by Dr Yusra Sheikh


Patient was suspected for smuggling drugs and was brought in by customs enforcements officers.

Patient Data

Age: 50-70
Gender: Male

Radiograph confirms the suspicion with multiple mildly radio-opaque pellets seen in the colon. No pneumoperitoneum or proximal small bowel obstruction.

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Case information

rID: 46065
Case created: 20th Jun 2016
Last edited: 27th Sep 2016
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