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Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery A Rare Cause Of Acute Appendicitis: An Ingested Foreign Body [Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg]
Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2013; 19(6): 570-572 | DOI: 10.5505/tjtes.2013.60329

A Rare Cause Of Acute Appendicitis: An Ingested Foreign Body

Batuhan Hazer1, Özgür Dandin2, Dursun Özgür Karakaş3
1Kasımpaşa Military Hospital, Department Of General Surgery, İstanbul, Turkey
2Bursa Military Hospital, Department Of General Surgery, Bursa, Turkey
3Ağrı Military Hospital, Department Of General Surgery, Ağrı, Turkey

Background: Various kinds of foreign bodies causing appendicitis have been reported. However, a needle located in the appendix is very rare, especially in adults.
Case presentation: We report an unusual case of a twenty years old man who had ingested a needle ten days before and presented with signs and symptoms of acute abdomen. Abdominal CT scan revealed acute appandisitis so the patient was successfully treated with laparoscopic surgical intervention.
Conclusion: In cases of foreign body in the gastrointestinal tract which can not be removed endoscopically, and followed up with conservative treatment, the emergence of non-specific symptoms may be the early symptoms of acute abdomen.

Keywords: Foreign body, ingestion, needle, appendicitis

Batuhan Hazer, Özgür Dandin, Dursun Özgür Karakaş. A Rare Cause Of Acute Appendicitis: An Ingested Foreign Body. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2013; 19(6): 570-572

Corresponding Author: Dursun Özgür Karakaş, Türkiye