Fluoroscopy-guided laparoscopy in the management of intraabdominal foreign body

Ekingen G., Guvenc B., Senel U., Korkmaz M.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.38, no.9, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier


Appendicitis or perforation as a result of intraluminal foreign body is uncommon. The method of diagnosis and proper approach for an elective appendectomy in an otherwise silent intraluminal foreign body is under dispute. A laparoscopic exploration under intraoperative fluoroscopy guidance was performed in a mentally retarded 9-year-old boy with asymptomatic foreign bodies in the right lower abdominal quadrant. The authors recommend laparoscopic appendectomy, assisted by intraoperative fluoroscopy for patients with pointed foreign bodies in the appendix.