CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology 2019; 02(01): 049-052
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676408
Case Report
Indian Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology

Watch What You Swallow!—A Rare Cause of Not So Rare Entity Presenting to the Emergency Room

Pratik Mukherjee
1  Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
,
Daniel Wu Peng
1  Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
,
Ashish Chawla
1  Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore
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Publication History

Received: 16 October 2018

Accepted: 17 October 2018

Publication Date:
24 June 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

Foreign-body ingestion is a rare cause for acute appendicitis. The authors report a case of a 48-year-old man who presented with abdominal pain for 3 days. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a foreign body in the appendix with peri-appendicular inflammatory changes. The patient underwent a successful appendectomy with complete recovery.