LAPAROSCOPIC RETRIEVAL OF INTRA ABDOMINAL FOREIGN BODY IN A HOSTILE ABDOMEN

Dr.Vikas C Kawarat, Dr.Nemichandra Tejaswi S, Prof.Dr. Kannan R

Abstract


Background: Ingestion of sewing needles is fairly common in daily emergency medical practice, but repetitive self-insertion of safety pin through the abdominal wall is a rare condition.

Objective: This case is illustrated to point that in patients with self-insertion of a foreign body through the abdominal wall, laparoscopic approach should be considered with the advantage of magnifying effect and improved postoperative clinical outcomes.

Case: In the present case, one intraperitoneal, non-ingested, forcefully inserted safety pin was managed laparoscopically. The clinical presentation and laparoscopic technique were discussed under a review of recent literature.

Conclusion: Laparoscopic exploration has the advantage of magnified sight, which can be helpful in finding non-localized, intra-abdominal foreign bodies, when the object is stuck in the omentum.


Keywords


Foreign body; Safety pin; Laparoscopy

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