Een .,ingeslikte" naald bij een jonge vrouw

Translated title of the contribution: Ingestion of a fine needle: Unexpected course

B. Peters, A. Snoeckx, B. Hiddinga, L. Poelmans, P. Lauwers, P. M. Parizel

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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 contributionIngestion of a fine needle: Unexpected course
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
JournalTijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes


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