Rectal drug concealment

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

International travellar behaving oddly.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

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. 

X-ray

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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