Forgotten Foreign Bodies Found Intra-abdominally Endless Story Report of Two Cases

Forgotten Foreign Bodies Found Intra-abdominally Endless Story Report of Two Cases

  • IMJ Iraqi Medical Journal
Keywords: Peritonitis, Exploratory

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Background: Forgotten intra-abdominal foreign bodies are unpleasant hardly avoidable situations resulting in a wide variety of crippling or lethal complications to the patients, in addition to the medico-legal problems. Foreign bodies remain a permanent problem that can hardly absolutely be prevented; but at least one must try to minimize their incidence by acoustically controlled monitoring of the patient prior to skin closure. I report two cases with intra-abdominal foreign bodies with two different presentations; with view to demonstrate how bizarre they can be.

Keywords: Peritonitis, Exploratory laparotomy, Intragastric, Inflammatory mass.

Published
2017-12-13
Section
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