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Crocheting Pin in the Falciform Ligament: A rare cause of Recurrent Right Hypochondriac Pain

GF Ngock, SR Sparks, D Poenaru

Abstract


A 24-year-old woman presented with a 3-year history of recurrent right upper quadrant pain. Following inconclusive investigations an exploratory laparotomy was performed, revealing a crocheting pin impacted in the falciform ligament. This case report highlights the importance of a thorough work-up in chronic conditions, even in resource-poor settings. To our knowledge this is the first case report of a crocheting pin impacted in the liver.



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