August 2004
Gut;Aug2004, Vol. 53 Issue 8, p1158
Academic Journal
This article presents the answer related to a clinical study of abdominal pain. An emergency operation was performed which revealed foreign material which had the perforated bowel region was undertaken and intraperitoneal drainage was performed. The object that had been imaged on the computed tomography scan was found to be the foot of shelled turtle, commonly referred to as "Supon" in Japanese. As an aid in identifying this type of situation, it is important to also make use of preoperative computed tomography scan and review the patient's history in light of any prior operations.


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