Migration of ingested sewing needle from within sigmoid colon to outside of the lumen

Cevizci M. N., Demir M., Demir B., Demir I., Kilic Ö.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.30, no.6, pp.1422-1424, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.12669/pjms.306.5423
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1422-1424
  • Keywords: Sewing needle ingestion, Foreign body migration, Child, FOREIGN-BODY INGESTION, CHILDREN, REMOVAL, LIVER
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Foreign body ingestion is a frequently observed condition in children. However, migration of an ingested foreign body from the gastrointestinal tract toward any abdominal organ is extremely rare. We report herein a case of a 2-year-old female patient in whom an ingested sewing needle was palpable by rectal examination and was determined to have migrated from within the sigmoid colon to outside of the lumen. The needle was surgically removed. In cases of foreign body ingestion, both physical examination and radiological follow-up should be performed.