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

An unusual cause of caecal perforation in a child

Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of Oxford and John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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K Lakhoo
University of Oxford and John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford OX3 9DU.
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.54777

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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.

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