Cannabis body packing : a case report

  • William Ngatchou
  • Daniel Lemogoum
  • Basile Essola
  • Ahmed Ramadan
  • Michèle Ngassa
  • Virginie Guimfacq
  • Pierre Mols
  • Pierre Youatou Towo

Abstract

Drug traffic is a major concern worldwide. We report a case of a 27-year old male who presented with a diffuse abdominal plain to the emergency department. Abdominal X-ray demonstrated multiple foreign bodies along the intestinal tract, which were found to be cannabis packets. The patient was treated conservatively with a good result.

The Pan African Medical Journal 2016;24

Author Biographies

William Ngatchou
Department of Cardiac Surgery, St Pierre Hospital, Brussels, Belgium; Department of Emergency Medicine, St Pierre Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
Daniel Lemogoum
Medicine Faculty, Douala University, Cameroon
Basile Essola
Medicine Faculty, Douala University, Cameroon
Ahmed Ramadan
Department of Emergency Medicine, St Pierre Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
Michèle Ngassa
Department of Gastroenterology, Brugmann Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
Virginie Guimfacq
Department of Cardiology, Ixelles Hospital Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Pierre Mols
Department of Emergency Medicine, St Pierre Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
Pierre Youatou Towo
Department of Emergency Medicine, St Pierre Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
Published
2016-10-04
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688