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Intra-abdominal foreign body as unexpected discovery mimicking suspicious malignancy

Theresa Kastiunig, Rosita Sortino, Larissa Clea Vines & Luca Benigno

abstract Although rare, postoperatively retained foreign bodies in the abdominal cavity still represent a serious issue for the surgical team as for the patients. Its clinical manifestation is often unspecific and the cases are therefore only irregularly registered. There are several known factors that increase the risk of retention of a foreign body, for example emergency surgeries, unplanned changes in procedure or a high body mass index. In this article, we would like to report the case of a male patient with a foreign body in the right lower quadrant after open appendectomy mimicking a tumor.
   
citation Kastiunig T, Sortino R, Vines L C, Benigno L. Intra-abdominal foreign body as unexpected discovery mimicking suspicious malignancy. J Surg Case Rep 2021; 2021:rjab248.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 23-06-2021
journal title J Surg Case Rep (2021/6)
ISSN print 2042-8812
pages rjab248
PubMed 34178304
DOI 10.1093/jscr/rjab248