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Iran South Med J 2010, 13(3): 216-220 Back to browse issues page
Wandering Fish Bone: a Case of Pelvic Abscess due to Rectum Perforation Resulting from an Accidental Fish Bone Ingestion
Sirous Abbasi Mr 1, Sekineh Assadi Mrs, Kolsoum Afrasiabi Mrs, Farzad Moradhaseli Mr
1- , sabbasi55@gmail.com
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Fish bone is the most common foreign body that is ingested accidentally and can be caused gastrointestinal complications such as perforation, abstraction, and abscess. We describe a 75-year-old man who suffered from constipation, diarrhea, and fever and chills for 3 months. He had mild tenderness in hypogasteric region and also mild tenderness and swelling on anterior rectal wall and prostate upon clinical examination. The abdominal and pelvic sonography and CT scan findings suggested existence of abscess in the space of between bladder and rectum. The patient underwent laparotomy to drainage the pelvic abscess. The surgeon found a 6-cm fish bone which was embedded in the abscess. The presented case indicated the importance of accidental fish bone ingestion and its possible complications. In addition, the patients with abdominal pain, GI bleeding, and fever of unknown origin living in the seaside regions, the wandering fish bone as a differential diagnosis should be kept in mind.
Keywords: pelvic abscess, fish bone, rectum perforation, CT scan
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2010/08/11 | Accepted: 2010/08/11 | Published: 2010/08/11
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Abbasi S, Assadi S, Afrasiabi K, Moradhaseli F. Wandering Fish Bone: a Case of Pelvic Abscess due to Rectum Perforation Resulting from an Accidental Fish Bone Ingestion. Iran South Med J. 2010; 13 (3) :216-220
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