Successful localization and removal of two ingested sewing needles: One migrated into the liver and the other stuck in the ascenden colon | Aydogan | Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Old Website
 

Successful localization and removal of two ingested sewing needles: One migrated into the liver and the other stuck in the ascenden colon

Akin Aydogan, Ibrahim Yetim, Ersan Semerci, Elmir Bayramoglu, Ahmet Aslan, Muhyittin Temiz

Abstract


Ingested foreign bodies are mostly spontaneously passed out in the feces. However sharp, long, solid foreign bodies such as sewing needles could cause life-threatening complications. We report a 34 years old female patient with history of two sewing needle ingestion eight years ago. Radiologic images revealed that one of the needles had immigrated to the liver, one impacted the ascenden colon. They were removed via laparotomy with a successful preoperative localization. Foreign bodies which cant be self-extruded and unremoved via laparoendoscopy should be removed with laparotomy after proper localization since they could cause life-threatening complications.

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