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Vol. 93. Issue 8.
Pages 536 (October 2015)
Vol. 93. Issue 8.
Pages 536 (October 2015)
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Appendicular Foreign Body
Cuerpo extraño apendicular
Beatriz Moreno Flores
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, Antonio Serafín Valero Liñán, José Antonio González Masiá, Pascual González Masegosa
Servicio de Cirugía General y del Aparato Digestivo, Hospital General Universitario de Albacete, Albacete, Spain
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The patient is a 52-year-old male, a hunter, who came to our emergency services due to abdominal pain that had been progressing over the previous 24h with fever and nausea. Abdominal examination showed pain and guarding in the right iliac fossa. Anteroposterior abdominal X-ray (Fig. 1) revealed the presence of several small, round radiopaque images in a chain-like distribution, located in the right iliac fossa/flank.

Fig. 1

The patient underwent emergency surgery with a McBurney incision, and the ileocecal appendix was observed to have thickened walls and foreign bodies in its interior. An appendectomy was performed. The pathology study confirmed the diagnosis of acute appendicitis with the presence of several shotgun pellets in the lumen of the appendix (Fig. 2).

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Please cite this article as: Moreno Flores B, Valero Liñán AS, González Masiá JA, González Masegosa P. Cuerpo extraño apendicular. Cir Esp. 2015;93:536.

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