Clin Surg | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Abdominal Wall Abscess Secondary to Fish Bone Ingestion - A Case Report

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, Portugal

*Correspondance to: Joana Nolasco Vaz 

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Abstract

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.

Keywords:

Fish bone; Abdominal wall abscess

Citation:

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..

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