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Foreign body causing perforation of the appendix in an African boy

P Hulme

Abstract


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.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/pamj.v5i1.56193
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