African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114--115

An unusual cause of caecal perforation in a child


VL Simpkin, K Lakhoo 
 Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of Oxford and John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
K Lakhoo
University of Oxford and John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford OX3 9DU.
United Kingdom

Faecolith impaction leading to caecal perforation is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain in children. We present a case of an 11-year-old boy who was admitted to our department with a perforated caecum caused by faecolith impaction. Histology demonstrated a normal appendix with ganglion cells present. No mechanism of action could be detected for the faecolith impaction. This is a previously unreported cause of caecal perforation in children.


How to cite this article:
Simpkin V L, Lakhoo K. An unusual cause of caecal perforation in a child.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2009;6:114-115


How to cite this URL:
Simpkin V L, Lakhoo K. An unusual cause of caecal perforation in a child. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];6:114-115
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