Nolasco Vaz J1*, Peixoto S2 , Correia V1 , Ramos C1 , Lavado C1 and Coutinho J1
1Department of General Surgery, Centro Hospitalar Universit?rio Lisboa Norte, Portugal 2Department of Radiology, Centro Hospitalar Universit?rio Lisboa Norte, PortugalFulltext PDF
Foreign Body (FB) ingestion is commonly encountered in clinical practice and fish bone ingestion accounts for most of adult admissions, resulting mainly from accidental ingestions. However less than 1% of patients will need surgery for resulting complications. We report a case of a 59 year old female presented with abdominal pain resulting from an abdominal wall abscess secondary to fish bone bowel perforation. She didn?t recall having ingested any fish bones. A conservative approach failed and only after FB removal did clinical resolution occur. This case highlights a chronic presentation of FB bowel perforation, with no evidence of the perforation site, and the need to remove the FB to solve the infectious process.
Fish bone; Abdominal wall abscess
Nolasco Vaz J, Peixoto S, Correia V, Ramos C, Lavado C, Coutinho J. Abdominal Wall Abscess Secondary to Fish Bone Ingestion - A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2021; 6: 3070..