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A jujube pit causing perforation of the ileum in a vegetarian: a case report

Kwok-Wan Yeung, Chih-Jen Huang.

Abstract
A 56-year-old female vegetarian suffered from persistent diffuse abdominal pain for one day. Leukocytosis was noted. The plain abdominal radiograph showed distension of the bowel loop. Contrast-enhanced 64-row multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) demonstrated a 2.3 cm, fusiform and hyperdense object with interior hypodensity and with pointed ends embedded in the terminal ileum with focal adjacent pneumoperitoneum. CT diagnosis of foreign body, such as the pit of a stone fruit causing perforation of the terminal ileum, was made. Emergency laparotomy revealed a jujube pit perforating the terminal ileum. The foreign body was removed, and the perforation site was repaired. The patient had an uneventful course during the 4 days of hospitalization.

Key words: jujube pit, perforation, vegetarian, CT


 
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Yeung K, Huang C. A jujube pit causing perforation of the ileum in a vegetarian: a case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2021; 5(7): 63-65. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.jujube-pit-perforation-ileum


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Yeung K, Huang C. A jujube pit causing perforation of the ileum in a vegetarian: a case report. http://www.mdpub.net/?mno=92894 [Access: October 10, 2021]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.jujube-pit-perforation-ileum


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Yeung K, Huang C. A jujube pit causing perforation of the ileum in a vegetarian: a case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2021; 5(7): 63-65. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.jujube-pit-perforation-ileum



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Yeung K, Huang C. A jujube pit causing perforation of the ileum in a vegetarian: a case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2021), [cited October 10, 2021]; 5(7): 63-65. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.jujube-pit-perforation-ileum



Harvard Style

Yeung, K. & Huang, . C. (2021) A jujube pit causing perforation of the ileum in a vegetarian: a case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 5 (7), 63-65. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.jujube-pit-perforation-ileum



Turabian Style

Yeung, Kwok-Wan, and Chih-Jen Huang. 2021. A jujube pit causing perforation of the ileum in a vegetarian: a case report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 5 (7), 63-65. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.jujube-pit-perforation-ileum



Chicago Style

Yeung, Kwok-Wan, and Chih-Jen Huang. "A jujube pit causing perforation of the ileum in a vegetarian: a case report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 5 (2021), 63-65. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.jujube-pit-perforation-ileum



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Yeung, Kwok-Wan, and Chih-Jen Huang. "A jujube pit causing perforation of the ileum in a vegetarian: a case report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 5.7 (2021), 63-65. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.jujube-pit-perforation-ileum



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Yeung, K. & Huang, . C. (2021) A jujube pit causing perforation of the ileum in a vegetarian: a case report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 5 (7), 63-65. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.jujube-pit-perforation-ileum