The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2017 , Vol 59 , Num 1
Foreign body punctured the spleen: An incidental diagnosis
Gizem İnal-Aslan 1 ,İbrahim Ötgün 1 ,Lütfi Hakan Güney 1 ,Akgün Hiçsönmez 1
1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey DOI : 10.24953/turkjped.2017.01.019 İnal-Aslan G, Ötgün İ, Güney LH, Hiçsönmez A. Foreign body punctured the spleen: An incidental diagnosis. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 97-99.

A foreign body can enter the body via penetration through the skin. In the presented case, a broken syringe needle was found and removed from the splenic parenchyma. In order to prevent such iatrogenic injuries, which could have fatal consequences, the hospital staff must give particular care in the handling of sharp FBs. Keywords : foreign body, spleen, penetration, infant

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