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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 130-131

A rare mode of entry for needles observed in the abdomen of children: Penetration

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Firat University Faculty of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey

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Ahmet Kazez
Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Firat University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Elazig
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.98135

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Report of incidentally detected sewing needles on plain abdominal radiographs in two patients without any prior history of ingestion or of being pierced: one in the liver and the other in the peritoneum encased by omentum. These case reports point out a rare mode of entry of needles into the abdominal cavity by penetration from outside.


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