Cocaine use and intestinal perforation. A case report.
Medina Benítez A, López Juárez SE, Martínez Pérez L, Chávez Coss R, Loe Hernández AI, Durán Reyes R, Trejo García MS. Cocaine use and intestinal perforation. A case report. Am J Med Surg. February 2022; 7(1). 1-4
BACKGROUND: Cocaine is the second most consumed illegal drug in Mexico, it has multiple effects on the organism, one of them is mesenteric ischemia that can originate intestinal perforation.
Clinical case: We present the case of a young patient who underwent exploratory laparotomy with the finding of ileum perforation, associated with a history of cocaine consumption 12 hours prior to the onset of symptoms.
Conclusion: In a case of mesenteric ischemia without evident cause and without risk factors in a young patient, cocaine use should be considered as a differential diagnosis.
KEY WORDS: Intestinal perforation, cocaine, mesenteric ischemia.