An olive leads to the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease for one man.
When a 24-year-old man in Belgium went to the hospital because he had belly pain, doctors found an olive stuck in his small intestine — and soon after, diagnosed him with Crohn’s disease.
The man had sudden and severe abdominal pain for two days before he went to the doctor, according to a report of the man’s case, published Aug. 9 in the journal BMJ Case Reports. The incident took place about six months ago.
The doctors performed a CT scan of the man’s abdomen to see if they could spot the reason for his pain. They found that a portion of the wall of the small intestine was thickened, and within that thickened tissue, they discovered an odd-looking spot that turned out to be a black olive.
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