Poly Pearls in the Stomach
Received Date: Feb 03, 2018 / Accepted Date: Feb 06, 2018 / Published Date: Feb 09, 2018
Keywords: Pearls; Tapioca; Bubble tea
A 23-year-old man bumped into a car while riding a scooter, and suffered from multiple abrasion wounds. At our emergency room, his complaint right abdominal pain, but denied loss of consciousness after the accident. He had neither medical history nor congenital disease. Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) showed mild free fluid accumulation in the Morrison pouch. Computed Tomography (CT) scan demonstrated accumulation of small round hyperdensities in a distended saccular structure in the upper abdomen (Figure 1A). He recalled that he had gulped down “bubble tea”, which was made with tapioca particles, sugar and water (Figure 1B). The tapioca particles exhibited a CT density between 46-221 Hounsfield units, mainly in the stomach, and few of them could be traced down in the duodenum and jejunum. His condition was stable under conservative treatment and was discharged four days later.
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The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest. The Institutional Review Board approved this case report. The patient’s identity has been kept confidential.
Citation: Chia-Ying L, Ming-Chun L, Lin G (2018) Poly Pearls in the Stomach. OMICS J Radiol 7: 290. DOI: 10.4172/2167-7964.1000290
Copyright: ©2018 Chia-Ying L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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