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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques|
|State||Published - Aug 2006|
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