Ingested Pin Causing Acute Appendicitis In A Child

Sudhir Singh, Nitin Pant, J D Rawat


Ingested foreign body (FB) can occasionally lodge into the vermiform appendix leading to its inflammation. A 4-year-old girl presented with features of acute appendicitis. On X ray abdomen a metallic pin was seen in right lower abdomen. Patient had open appendicectomy and a metallic pin was found penetrating both walls of appendix near its tip. Postoperative recovery was uneventful.

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