Fluoroscopy-guided laparoscopy in the management of intraabdominal foreign body


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

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, cilt.38, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0022-3468(03)00420-2
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY

Özet

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.