Eye catcher: Ovoid-shaped mini-bags on imaging of the abdomen

Imaging features at PMID 22415809, 22766092, 24443143, 24472727. Rupture of the bags (either spontaneous or via abdominal trauma or compression) may expose to acute heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine poisoning and death (PMID: 15884291, 19342282). Children may be 'used' as drug carriers 'by proxy' (PMID: 12580688). Laxatives and paraffin (used to speed-up elimination of bags in the feces) may dissolve the latex membrane of bags and cause leakage, rupture and fatal poisoning

Last update : 01/01/1970

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