Rectal drug concealment

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


International travellar behaving oddly.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Radiodensities with surrounding gas projects over the rectum. 

After the x-ray, the traveller admitted to body packing removed two packets of methamphetamine that were lodged in the rectum. 


Previously seen radiodensities are no longer apparent. No evidence of complication. 

Case Discussion

Body packing refers to the internal concealment of drugs within the gastrointestinal tract or other orifices.

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Case information

rID: 56447
Published: 15th Nov 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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