Small-bowel perforation caused by fish bone.

  title={Small-bowel perforation caused by fish bone.},
  author={Sheng-Der Hsu and De-chuan Chan and Y Liu},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={11 12},
A diagnosis of small-bowel perforation, caused by a sharp or pointed foreign body, is rarely made preoperatively because the clinical symptoms are usually nonspecific and can mimic other surgical conditions, such as appendicitis and diverticulitis. We report the case of a 62-year-old woman who experienced severe pain in the right iliac fossa and fever for about five days before arrival at our hospital. The presumptive diagnosis was acute purulent appendicitis and an emergency appendectomy was… CONTINUE READING


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