Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Duodenal Perforation Caused by Eyeglass Temples: A Case Report

Zhiyong Dong1#, Wenhui Chen1#, Jin Gong1, Juncan Zhang1, Hina Mohsin2 and Cunchuan Wang1*

1Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, China 2Department of Neurology, California University of Science and Medicine, USA #These authors contributed equally to this work

*Correspondance to: Cunchuan Wang 

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Background: While some foreign bodies in the digestive system can be egested spontaneously or after ingesting lubricants, generally long, large, sharp, irregularly shaped, hardened and/or toxic foreign bodies frequently remain in the digestive system. These foreign bodies may cause obstruction or damage the gastrointestinal mucosa leading to bleeding, perforation, and/or acute peritonitis, and may even cause local abscess, fistula formation, or organ damage. Case Report: A 30-year-old Chinese man was presented with acute abdominal pain while intoxicated with alcohol and swallowed two eyeglass temples. Conservative measures including ingesting lubricants to egest the foreign bodies failed. He underwent two exploratory laparotomy that showed a duodenal perforation and eventually the two eyeglass temples retrieved. Conclusion: This is the first report describing a patient who had swallowed eyeglass temples. Patients who swallow such objects must be promptly examined and diagnosed by ultrasound, X-ray, and/or CT, and foreign bodies removed by laparoscopy or laparotomy.


Duodenal perforation; Foreign body; Exploratory laparotomy


Dong Z, Chen W, Gong J, Zhang J, Mohsin H, Wang C. Duodenal Perforation Caused by Eyeglass Temples: A Case Report. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1790..

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