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Revista Colombiana de Cirugía

Print version ISSN 2011-7582
On-line version ISSN 2619-6107

Abstract

JIMENEZ, Héctor Conrado et al. Acute perforated appendicitis secondary to a foreign body: report of one case. rev. colomb. cir. [online]. 2019, vol.34, n.2, pp.199-203. ISSN 2011-7582.  http://dx.doi.org/10.30944/20117582.115.

Cases of acute appendicitis due to foreign bodies are a very rare condition, with a prevalence of 0.0005%, in which an obstruction of the appendiceal lumen is seen as a crucial role in the onset of the symptomatology. The majority of ingested foreign bodies are expelled without complications with no need of surgical intervention; perforations are observed in <1% of cases. We present the case of a 25-year-old man with a clinical acute appendicitis requiring surgical intervention, where a foreign body (safety pin) with proximal appendiceal perforation and localized peritonitis was found.

Keywords : appendix; appendicitis; foreign-body; diagnosis; appendectomy.

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