Body Packing And Body Stuffing

Body packing and “Body stuffing” include that filled with drugs packets swallowed or they are hidden in body cavities so that they are not recognized by the law enforcement agencies. The risks and consequences vary depending on the amount and type of drug and the way how it is packaged.

Body packing and “Body stuffing” include that filled with drugs packets swallowed or they are hidden in body cavities so that they are not recognized by the law enforcement agencies. The risks and consequences vary depending on the amount and type of drug and the way how it is packaged. Body Packing substances are often transported on the body that have to be smuggled (mainly heroin or cocaine) and so across borders or by other security controls as high as street vendors. These drugs may be packed in condoms or in packages of several layers of polyethylene or latex, sometimes with an outer layer of wax. After these packages are swallowed, the transporters often take medication for the decommissioning of gut motility, until the packets are to be excreted. The total amount of the drug involved is a supra-letalenDosis. The tearing one or more packet leads to a high risk of toxicity or overdose. Specific symptoms depend on the substance, but severe seizures, tachycardia, hypertension and hyperthermia are often associated with cocaine. Coma and respiratory problems are common among heroin. Intestinal obstruction, peritonitis and Darmruptur also represent risks. Body filling “Body Stuffing” works similarly to the “body packing”. It is used when people from the police side feared discovery. Sometimes packets are inserted into the rectum or vagina. When “Body Stuffing” much smaller quantities of drugs involved in the rule, but the substances are usually less securely packaged, so overdosing is still a risk. Diagnosis Known history and clinical suspected pelvic exam and / or digital rectal examination Occasionally Leerbild Suspected drug transporters and “stuffer” are usually brought by law enforcement officers to the doctor, physicians should “Body packing” also suggests when people shortly after a trip or be admitted soon after a prison training with coma or seizures of unknown etiology. A pelvic exam and a digital rectal exam should be performed to verify these body parts on drug packages. X-rays can often confirm the presence of packets in the gastrointestinal tract. Treatment Supportive treatment of complications Sometimes methods to remove drug packages Treatment of patients with symptoms of an overdose (and a suspected Paketruptur) is supportive and includes airway management, respiratory support and circulation and transfer anticonvulsant agents, depending on the patient’s symptoms. Sometimes specific antidote be given (s. Specific drugs). Normally intact packages in the GI tract can be removed by a gastrointestinal lavage. However, once packages are torn, should be immediate surgical or endoscopic removal (depending on the location in the gastrointestinal tract). But this can rarely be done in time, for death often occurs quickly because the amount of substances entrained in the gastrointestinal tract is very large. Patients with bowel obstruction or bowel perforation also require rapid surgical intervention. Activated charcoal may be helpful, but is contraindicated in patients with obstruction or perforation. Vaginal and rectal “packets” should be removed manually. Asymptomatic “body packers” (and couriers, who swallowed the drugs packages) should be monitored for the development of symptoms out until the packages were eliminated and several bowel movements are performed without packet. Some doctors use a gastrointestinal lavage with a polyethylene glycol solution with or without metoclopramide for the intestinal motility. An emergency endoscopy is not indicated for asymptomatic patients.

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