Body Packer

Patient coming from South America and arrested by police officers at the airport for strange behavior.

CT scan of the abdomen demonstrates numerous colonic (mainly descending and sigmoid colon and rectum) hyperdense oval foreign bodies, conistent with packets containing a radiodense powder – most probably cocaine. (from Radiopaedia.org- link)

Strange behavior raised suspicion for rupture of a swallowed packet of cocaine; this was not the case. Apparently he always behaved strangely when he walked around with 300-500g of cocaine in his colon. Go figure. (link)

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