We present a case report of a laparoscopically retrieved foreign body that migrated into the pancreas. The patient is a 44-year-old man who presented with epigastric pain and was subsequently found by computed tomographic scan to have a foreign body in the head of the pancreas. After attempted endoscopic retrieval, we successfully removed the foreign body laparoscopically, thus avoiding laparotomy. Laparoscopy is an effective tool for pancreatic exploration.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|
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