A Case Against Fancy Decorated Drinks: Multi-Organ Failure After Drinking a Mojito Cocktail

  • Simon Bac Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Dordrecht
  • Eric Frans van Bommel Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Dordrecht

Keywords

Mojito cocktail, Mint branche, Ileum perforation, Multi-organ failure.

Abstract

We present the first case of gastro-intestinal perforation caused by a mint twig decorating a cocktail drink. A 76-year-old man was enjoying his Mojito cocktail on a cruise ship near Mexico when he accidently swallowed a mint twig, resulting in ileum perforation. This led to a cascade of events, eventually resulting in life-threatening multi-organ failure. Given this rare but potentially severe complication and the increasing popularity of decorated drinks, a less ‘fancy’ presentation for cocktails and similar drinks may be warranted.

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Published: 2016-09-28

Issue: Vol. 3 No. 6 (view)

Section: Articles

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Bac S, van Bommel EF. A Case Against Fancy Decorated Drinks: Multi-Organ Failure After Drinking a Mojito Cocktail. EJCRIM [Internet]. 2016Sep.28 [cited 2020Sep.26];3(6). Available from: https://ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/479