A 14-year-old girl presents to the emergency department with the complaint of having .,ingested" a fine needle. Standard radiographs of the neck and the abdomen could not reveal the foreign body. A standard radiograph of the chest revealed a radiopaque linear structure, projecting in the paravertebral area in the left lung. Unfortunately, removal of the foreign body by means of a rigid bronchoscopy was unsuccessful. The needle was surgically removed via a thoracotomy. The procedure and the further follow-up were uneventful.
|Translated title of the contribution||Ingestion of a fine needle: Unexpected course|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Feb 2015|