Sharp foreign body ingestion by a young girl

  • Riyadh Mohamad Hasan
Keywords: Foreign body, Ingestion, Needle


A 16 year old patient had ingested two sewing needles about 4.5 cm long accidentally that eventually resided in extra intestinal tract position, and being asymptomatic, she ignored the problem for a long period about 2 years. She only consulted the hospital after having symptoms. The needles were located by Xray imaging and retrieved with the aid of C-arm fluoroscope at a laparotomy. Her postoperative period was uneventful.

Keywords: Foreign body, Ingestion, Needle


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eISSN: 2090-2948
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