Appendicitis due to bird shot ingestion: a case study.

@article{Larsen2000AppendicitisDT,
  title={Appendicitis due to bird shot ingestion: a case study.},
  author={A R Larsen and Ronald Blanton},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2000},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={589-91}
}
Appendicitis due to foreign bodies is rare. Foreign bodies leading to appendicitis or perforation are usually sharp, pointed objects. Lead shot can become lodged in the appendix. Few prior cases have shown a causal relationship between the presence of pellets in the appendix and acute appendicitis. We present the case of a 9-year-old white boy who presented… CONTINUE READING