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Chirurgia 2017 February;30(1):18-20

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An unusual cause of acute appendicitis

Nicola CLEMENTE, Alberto SARTORI, Maurizio DE LUCA

San Valentino Hospital, Montebelluna, Treviso, Italy

Appendicitis is one of the most frequent surgical urgency worldwide. Despite its frequency, little is known about its pathogenesis and even less about its etiology. Obstruction of the appendiceal lumen is the most likely pathogenetic mechanism that leads to bacterial overgrowth and inflammation. Scientific literature never stops to enrich itself with reports about etiologic factors. Here we report an unusual cause of appendiceal obstruction by a bullet which was inadvertently ingested while eating the meat of a game bird (quail).

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