Foreign body ingestion causing recurrent diverticulitis

Gregory N. Nicolas, Richard Assaker, Christian Saliba, Dani R. Osman, Elliot Khoury, Maguy Abdellah Farhat, Riad R. Azar, George Khoury

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1123-1125
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Case Reports
StatePublished - Oct 20 2017


  • Colonoscopes
  • Foreign bodies
  • Sigmoid diseases


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