Laparoscopic removal of a retained intra-abdominal ribbon malleable retractor after 14 years

Daniald Rodrigues, Nolan E. Perez, Peter M. Hammer, John D. Webber

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Abstract

We report a case of the laparoscopic removal of a 33 X 5 cm ribbon malleable retractor retained intra-abdominally for 14 years. Plain films revealed a radiopaque object in the midline abdomen consistent with a metallic device. This was a ribbon malleable retractor which was subsequently removed laparoscopically without complication. Laparoscopic surgery should be considered in the removal of foreign bodies from the abdominal cavity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-371
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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