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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66-67

An unusual foreign body in an inguinal hernia sac: Case report and literature review


Department of Pediatric General and Urogenital Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Go Miyano
Department of Pediatric General and Urogenital Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8421
Japan
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.93312

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A 13-month-old boy accidentally ingested a 5 cm dressmaker's pin. On presentation, the pin was in the duodenum and there was a right inguinal hernia. After 17 days, the pin failed to progress. At surgery, the sac contained appendix perforated by the pin. This is the first case in the literature.


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