A Sewing Needle in the Liver: 6 Years Later


ŞENOL A. , Isler M., Minkar T., Oyar O.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF THE MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.339, no.4, pp.390-391, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 339 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/maj.0b013e3181cf0472
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF THE MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.390-391

Abstract

A 27-year-old male patient was admitted for renal colic. In the radiographic findings of his kidney-ureter-bladder, a 6-cm-long sewing needle was detected in the right upper abdominal region. The needle displayed a direction toward the diaphragm, and the center of the needle had a radiolucent discontinuity. He refused to be operated. No complication was observed during the 6-year follow-up. Foreign bodies in the liver are generally recommended to be removed. This case is the first one in the literature with a needle in the liver remaining for 6 years without a change of location or causing a complication.