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  Interesting images of ingested long metallic needles lodged in the second part of duodenum [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2011; 16(3): 211-214

Interesting images of ingested long metallic needles lodged in the second part of duodenum

Rakesh Mittal1, Baljeet K Basra1, Nikhil Talwar1, Anil K Sarda1

Ingestion of foreign body is not uncommon. However, long metallic needles with sharp pointing ends in the second part of the duodenum are rare. Most ingested sharp metallic bodies pass through the digestive tract spontaneously and patients can be managed conservatively. Sometimes, however, complications like perforation occur and surgical treatment becomes necessary. We came across such an interesting case where a patient had ingested two sharp long metallic needles and was asymptomatic. There were no associated complications. The needles could not be retrieved by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and had to be removed by laparotomy.

Keywords: Metallic, foreign body, duodenum


Rakesh Mittal, Baljeet K Basra, Nikhil Talwar, Anil K Sarda. Interesting images of ingested long metallic needles lodged in the second part of duodenum. Eastern J Med. 2011; 16(3): 211-214


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