EURORAD ESR

Case 15188

Lead shot expelled from the appendix

Author(s)
Bosca-Ramon A, Dualde-Beltran D, Cervera-Miguel J, Nersesyan N, Pesquera-Muñoz A, Delgado-Moraleda JJ.

Spain; Email:antonibosca@gmail.com
 
Patient
male, 39 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Plain abdominal radiograph

    Spherical high density foreign body projected onto RLQ (Red arrow)

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Colon; Emergency; Imaging Technique: Conventional radiography; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Abdominal CT with IVC
     

    Foreign body consisting of lead shot located in the middle third of the appendix (Red arrow). Appendix showed mild dilatation. No other signs of appendicitis were noted.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Colon; Emergency; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: AIDS;

    Foreign body consisting of lead shot located in the middle third of the appendix (Red arrow). Appendix showed mild dilatation. No other signs of appendicitis were noted.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Plain abdominal radiograph

    Five months after main episode the foreign body is no longer seen.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Colon; Emergency; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    Abdominal CT
     

    Foreign body had been expelled from the appendix. An air bubble can be found where the lead shot used to be. Mild dilatation of the appendix with thickening of its walls was seen.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Colon; Emergency; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;

    Foreign body had been expelled from the appendix. An air bubble can be found where the lead shot used to be. Mild dilatation of the appendix with thickening of its walls was seen.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Colon; Emergency; Imaging Technique: CT; Procedure: Diagnostic procedure; Special Focus: Foreign bodies;
     
     
Spherical high density foreign body projected onto RLQ (Red arrow)
 
Foreign body consisting of lead shot located in the middle third of the appendix (Red arrow). Appendix showed mild dilatation. No other signs of appendicitis were noted.
 
Foreign body consisting of lead shot located in the middle third of the appendix (Red arrow). Appendix showed mild dilatation. No other signs of appendicitis were noted.
 
Five months after main episode the foreign body is no longer seen.
 
Foreign body had been expelled from the appendix. An air bubble can be found where the lead shot used to be. Mild dilatation of the appendix with thickening of its walls was seen.
 
Foreign body had been expelled from the appendix. An air bubble can be found where the lead shot used to be. Mild dilatation of the appendix with thickening of its walls was seen.
 
 
 
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