Laparoscopic removal of a pancreatic foreign body.

Cindy Wu*, Eric S. Hungness

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-543
Number of pages3
JournalJSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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