Objective: Challenging differential diagnosis Background: Ingested foreign bodies (IFBs) are usually asymptomatic and are excreted uneventfully. IFBs become a major concern in elderly patients due to the increase number of diverticuloses where the foreign body can lodge and cause severe complications. Case Report: We report a case of an elderly patient who ingested a chicken bone that caused recurrent diverticulitis. Conclusions: The diagnosis of complicated IFB cases is challenging, requires physician clinical expertise, and must be considered in individuals at risk.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Case Reports|
|State||Published - Oct 20 2017|
- Foreign bodies
- Sigmoid diseases