*Corresponding author:Timna Naftali, Department of Gastroenterology, Meir Medical Center, Kefar Saba 44281, Israel
Received: December 28, 2017; Published: January 08, 2018
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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