Obstructive ileus caused by a swallowed foreign body (a 'press-through' package) and preexisting adhesions

Hitoshi Imaizumi, Masanori Yamauchi, Akiyoshi Namiki, Hiromi Takahashi, Kaneshige Hatakeyama

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Abstract

A 'press-through' package (PTP), because it is large and square-shaped, tends to be caught in the esophagus when swallowed. A rare case of obstructive ileus induced by a PTP that was swallowed by 54-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus and acute appendectomy is reported. The PTP was 19 mm x 18 mm and was lodged in the cecum, which was stenosed because of preexisting intestinal adhesions; consequently, the PTP obstructed the ileus. The PTP was surgically removed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-53
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 'press-through' package (PTP)
  • Foreign body
  • obstructive ileus
  • preexisting intestinal adhesions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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