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Appendicitis-Like Picture Induced by Foreign Body in a 2-Year-Old Boy

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dc.contributor.advisor Abukhalaf, Sadi A
dc.contributor.author Abukhalaf, Sadi A
dc.contributor.author Misk, Rami A
dc.contributor.author Alzeerelhouseini, Hussam I.
dc.contributor.author Irziqat, Ismaeel M.
dc.contributor.author Asaferah, Abdulrahman H.
dc.contributor.author Aljabarein, Osama Y.
dc.contributor.author Abuzaina, Khalil N.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-28T09:27:20Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-05-22T08:53:06Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-28T09:27:20Z
dc.date.available 2022-05-22T08:53:06Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12-24
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/8146
dc.description.abstract Background and Aim. Appendicitis is unusual in toddlers and foreign body- (FB-) induced appendicitis is rare. We present a FBinduced appendicitis in a toddler with no suggestive history of FB ingestion. Case Presentation. A 2-year-old healthy boy presented to the emergency department with irritability for 3 days duration associated with fever of 39° C, nausea, anorexia, and vomiting. There was no history of foreign body ingestion. The abdomen was distended and diffusely tender. An abdominal ultrasound (US) was suggestive of perforated appendicitis with appendicular mass formation. An abdominal X-ray showed a pin-like foreign body in the abdomen. An emergent appendectomy was performed. Intraoperatively, a sealed small cecal perforation was noticed. A 5 cm pin-like metallic foreign body was found to obstruct the appendicular lumen. The appendix was grossly normal without inflammatory changes. Conclusion. FB-induced perforations or appendicitis albeit in patients with no history of FB ingestion or infants and toddlers need a high clinical suspicion to prevent the delay in diagnosis and the subsequent complications. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Case Reports in surgery - Hindawi group en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;8877754
dc.subject surgery en_US
dc.subject Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE en_US
dc.title Appendicitis-Like Picture Induced by Foreign Body in a 2-Year-Old Boy en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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