Revista Colombiana de Cirugía
Print version ISSN 2011-7582
BARRAGAN, Catalina et al. Intestinal perforation by fish bone. rev. colomb. cir. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.1, pp. 79-84. ISSN 2011-7582.
The clinical presentation of an intestinal perforation secondary to involuntary ingestion of a fish bone tends to be nonspecific, making the diagnosis difficult. Nevertheless, the high frequency of this clinical entity, which undiagnosed may be fatal, makes it necessary to establish prompt diagnosis and treatment. Our objective in this paper is to review the literature and report two cases managed at Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia.
Keywords : intestinal; perforation; foreign bodies; diagnosis; diagnostic imaging; complications.