Abdominal foreign bodies may cause severe complications such as infections, injury of an organ and perforation: There are not enough data
for clear recommendations as to how such foreign bodied should be treated, if at all. We describe here a case of a needle found and removed
laparoscopically in the abdominal cavity of a young healthy male. Review of the literature disclosed many anecdotal reports of foreign bodies
that caused various complications, but currently no evidence based policy can be recommended. The rational for treating abdominal foreign
bodies is discussed.
Keywords: Foreign Body; Laparoscopy; Foreign body complications