Spontaneous Trans-Abdominal Expulsion of a Foreign Body: A Rare Occurrence PD01-PD02
Dr Vikas Gupta,
Additional Professor, Department of Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
Large and sharp foreign bodies invariably need surgical removal. A 55-year-old male, had epigastric pain, two weeks after accidental ingestion of wooden tooth brush. Later he developed pain, fever and indurations in left iliac fossa followed by spontaneous expulsion of foreign body through indurated area on the anterior abdominal wall. Contrast enhanced computed tomography revealed an inflammatory tract along the posterior wall of stomach communicating with the anterior abdominal wall. Patient was managed conservatively and made an uneventful recovery.