Foreign body causing perforation of the appendix in an African boy

  • P Hulme
Keywords: Appendicitis, foreign body, Africa, paediatrics, perforation


Foreign bodies in the appendix are a rare but well described clinical entity and may cause perforation. Presented here is the case of a 13yr old Ugandan boy who had features of acute appendicitis, was sent for appendicectomy and during the operation was found to have perforation of the appendix due to a seed. The boy was treated with broad spectrum antibiotics and made an uneventful recovery.

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