The inadvertent swallowing of foreign bodies is common, but results in perforation of the gastrointestinal tract in less than 1% of cases . Because any site of the gastrointestinal tract may be perforated by a foreign body, the clinical presentation may vary and mimic diverse medical conditions.
Presentation may be early in the form of peritonitis or late in the form of intra-abdominal abscess. Up to date no case of abdominal wall abscess was reported.
Herein we describe the clinical history of a 60 year-old man presenting with an abdominal wall pseudo tumor due to accidental fishbone ingestion occurred 8 months before. After surgical drainage of the abscess, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) was used with excellent results.
Published on: Jan 25, 2016 Pages: 2-3
Dr. Pierre Guertin
Laval University, Canada
Peertechz Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Research
Columbia University, USA
Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation
University of Athens , Greece
International Journal of Oral and Craniofacial Science
Catholic University of Rome, Italy
Peertechz Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatology
Samy I. McFarlane
State University of New York, Downstate Medical Centre, Brooklyn, New York, USA
International Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism