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Foreign Body Ingestion Causing Recurrent Diverticulitis

Abstract : 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.
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Gregory Nicolas, Richard Assaker, Christian Saliba, Dani Osman, Elliott Koury, et al.. Foreign Body Ingestion Causing Recurrent Diverticulitis. The American journal of case reports, 2017, 18, pp.1123-1125. ⟨10.12659/AJCR.904693⟩. ⟨inserm-02940539⟩

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