Transient golden appendicolith.

Abstract:

:This case report describes an accidental ingestion of a gold dental inlay prosthesis that became lodged in the appendix. A nonsurgical approach was pursued because this blunt foreign body posed a minimal perforation risk. A second opinion for an elective appendectomy was chosen by the patient until a preoperative abdominal film 20 days after ingestion documented the passage of the foreign body into the colon. The patient remained asymptomatic throughout the 3-week course. This report represents the first case to clearly document an appendiceal foreign body that spontaneously passed into the colon. We suggest that patients with blunt foreign bodies within the appendix may be treated conservatively under close medical supervision.

journal_name

South Med J

journal_title

Southern medical journal

authors

Palmer GM,Shortsleeve MJ

doi

10.1097/00007611-199807000-00012

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1998-07-01 00:00:00

pages

665-6

issue

7

eissn

0038-4348

issn

1541-8243

journal_volume

91

pub_type

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