Final destination of an ingested needle: the liver.

@article{Bulak2009FinalDO,
  title={Final destination of an ingested needle: the liver.},
  author={Mesut Bulakçı and Ayaz Agayev and Fatih Yanar and Rasul Sharifov and Korhan Taviloğlu and Adem Uçar},
  journal={Diagnostic and interventional radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          64-6
        }
}
Foreign body ingestion is a common problem in children, but it is also seen among adults. Most foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract without causing complications. Perforation of the gut by a foreign body, followed by migration of the foreign body to the liver is quite rare. Herein we report a case of inadvertent ingestion of a sewing needle that perforated the duodenum and migrated to the liver. The patient was monitored weekly with abdominal radiographs, but displacement of… CONTINUE READING

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