Sigmoid colon perforation due to geophagia

Acta Chir Belg. 1999 May-Jun;99(3):130-1.

Abstract

Geophagia can be a problem in mentally handicapped patients. This case report presents a 71-year-old mentally handicapped women who had to be operated in emergency for colonic perforation due to geophagia.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen, Acute / etiology
  • Abdomen, Acute / surgery
  • Aged
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Perforation / etiology*
  • Intestinal Perforation / surgery
  • Mental Disorders / complications
  • Pica / complications*
  • Sigmoid Diseases / etiology*
  • Sigmoid Diseases / surgery