Journal of Medical and Surgical
Research (JMSR)


Pages: 119-122

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

Soft Tissue Foreign Body Removal: Management by Another Technique: Experience of Ibn Sina Hospital of Rabat About 12 Cases.

Author: A. Echchaoui, M. Benayachou, J. Hafidi, S. El Mazouz, N. Gharib, A. Abbassi

Category: JMSR Surgery

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Introduction: A missed or neglected foreign body (NFB) is not infrequent in surgical practice. It constitutes a common reason for consultation later; location and removal of foreign bodies can be difficult because of possible inflammation, induration, granulated tissue and fibrous scar. This paper describes a simple method for the quick localization and surgical removal of NFB using two 25 gauge needles.

Materials and Methods: In this paper we report the experience of department of plastic and reconstructive surgery in Ibn Sina Teaching Hospital in Rabat, conducted on ten patients in terms of the use of two 25-gauge needles was used in 12 NFB in soft tissue in order to achieve proper localization and fixation of foreign bodies during surgery.

Results: Results were satisfactory in most of our Patients, surgical removal was successful in 11 of 12 NFB.

Conclusion: Needle guided technique allows the successful surgical removal of NFB using minimal soft tissue exploration and dissection via proper localization, fixation, and propulsion of the foreign body toward the surface of the skin.

Keywords: Foreign body, Soft tissue