Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case Report Volume 3 Issue 1

Needle in a Haystack. A Silent Foreign Body Perforating into Abdominal Cavity, Case Report and Literature Review

Danielle James, Sami M Abd Elwahab*, Johnathon Harris and Ray McLaughlin

Department of Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland

*Corresponding Author: Sami M Abd Elwahab, Department of Surgery, Galway University Hospital, Galway, Ireland.

Received: November 29, 2021; Published: December 14, 2021


Foreign body (FB) ingestion is common; however, the exact incidence is difficult to identify as most are asymptomatic. It is not uncommon that patients do not recall ingesting the FB. The incidence of those requiring surgical removal were reported to be around 1-14%. Treatment options for ingested foreign bodies continue to evolve. Previously, patients were subjected to emergent laparotomy to remove the object and prevent perforation. This approach is no longer recommended with the advent of endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques. In this report, we present a 76years old male who presented a metallic foreign body that silently perforated through bowel and got lodged in the peritoneal lining of the anterior abdominal wall. We also review the published literature around this subject.

Keywords: Foreign Body Ingestion; Laparoscopic Foreign Body Extraction; Silent Small Bowel Perforation; Delayed FB Perforation; Foreign Body Migration


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Citation: Sami M Abd Elwahab., et al. “Needle in a Haystack. A Silent Foreign Body Perforating into Abdominal Cavity, Case Report and Literature Review". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.1 (2022): 42-45.


Copyright: © 2022 Sami M Abd Elwahab., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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