20 October 2017 : Case report
Foreign Body Ingestion Causing Recurrent Diverticulitis
Challenging differential diagnosis, Unusual or unexpected effect of treatment, Diagnostic / therapeutic accidentsGregory N. Nicolas1ABCDEF*, Richard Assaker2BDEFG, Christian Saliba1AEFG, Dani R. Osman1EG, Elliott Koury3BDEF, Maguy Abdellah Farhat4CDE, Riad R. Azar3CDEG, George Khoury1DFG
Am J Case Rep 2017; 18:1123-1125
BACKGROUND: Ingested foreign bodies (IFBs) are usually asymptomatic and are excreted uneventfully. IFBs become a major concern in elderly patients due to the increase number of diverticuloses where the foreign body can lodge and cause severe complications.
CASE REPORT: We report a case of an elderly patient who ingested a chicken bone that caused recurrent diverticulitis.
CONCLUSIONS: The diagnosis of complicated IFB cases is challenging, requires physician clinical expertise, and must be considered in individuals at risk.
Keywords: Colonoscopes, Foreign Bodies, Sigmoid Diseases
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