Combined laparoscopic and endoscopic approach for the management of two ingested sewing needles: one migrated into the liver and one stuck in the duodenum.

@article{Lanitis2007CombinedLA,
  title={Combined laparoscopic and endoscopic approach for the management of two ingested sewing needles: one migrated into the liver and one stuck in the duodenum.},
  author={Sophocles Lanitis and George Filippakis and Thalis Christophides and Timotheos Papaconstandinou and Constantine C Karaliotas},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={311-4}
}
In this paper, we present the case of a 35-year-old Caucasian female, instituted for depression, who swallowed two sewing needles. Despite the fact that the patient on presentation was asymptomatic with a normal clinical examination and blood tests, the workup revealed a contained perforation of the upper gastrointestinal tract (GI) and a migration of one needle to the liver. Moreover, the endoscopy alone failed to remove the other needle, which was stuck in the duodenal wall and, therefore, a… CONTINUE READING

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