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Journal of Medical Case Reports

, 3:6491

First Online: 18 March 2009Received: 06 April 2008Accepted: 13 January 2009DOI: 10.1186-1752-1947-3-6491

Cite this article as: Parlakgumus, A., Yildirim, S., Tokmak, N. et al. J Med Case Reports 2009 3: 6491. doi:10.1186-1752-1947-3-6491

Abstract

IntroductionOur aim was to specify the use of mini C-arm fluoroscopy in a woman with schizophrenia who was suffering from abdominal pain because of ingested needles.

Case presentationHere we report the case of an 18-year-old Turkish woman with schizophrenia who was admitted to the emergency department with signs of an acute abdomen as a result of ingestion of multiple needles. This is the third case in the literature for which mini C-arm fluoroscopy has been used to localize metallic sewing needles.

ConclusionWhen intentional ingestion occurs, surgery is rarely required. It is hard to localize ingested sewing needles and mini C-arm fluoroscopy is a good alternative when metal detectors are not available for localization of metal sewing needles. We recommend this approach because it helps to avoid unnecessary exploration, shortens the duration of surgery and provides outstanding results.

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Autor: Alper Parlakgumus - Sedat Yildirim - Naime Tokmak - Tamer Colakoglu - Kenan Caliskan - Ali Ezer - Gokhan Moray

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