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Colon perforation by fish bone revealed by an abscess of the left flank: A case report.

Fishbone is a rare cause of perforation of the digestive tract. We report a case of bowel perforation due to a fishbone, especially by its mode of revelation and the ensuing treatment. We present the case of an 46 year old male, who presented with inflammatory swelling of the left flank without gastrointestinal symptoms. In the recent past, the patient reported an accidental ingestion of a fishbone. Computed tomography showed a large abscess in the left side in which a fish bone adjacent to the digestive tract was noted. Laparotomy showed an abscess of the left flank abutting a blocked perforation of the transverse colon by an excluded fishbone. A flattening of the parietal abscess associ-ated with a toilet and drainage was performed without any action on the transverse colon. The postoperative course was une-ventful. Keys words: perforation; colon; fishbone; abscess


Auteur(s) : Cisse M., Kaptue EC., Seck M., Toure AO., Gueye ML., Thiam O., Dieng M., Toure CT.
Année de publication : 2015
Type : Article
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