Aim: The aim of the study was to present the treatment of foreign bodies found in various locations in our patients.
Materials and Methods: The files of 11 patients who presented to the Kafkas University Departments of General Surgery and Orthopedics and Traumatology between November 2015 and July 2022 were reviewed retrospectively. Demographic characteristics, etiological factors, endoscopic evaluation, radiological imaging results, surgical treatment and results, and postoperative complications were recorded.
Results: There were 5 female (45.45%) and 6 male (54.55%) patients found to have a foreign body. The distribution was a swallowed battery in 1, a swallowed needle in 4, a metal piece in the hand and wrist in 2, a metal needle in the foot in 2, a piece of wood in the hand in 1, a glass piece in the elbow area in 1, and a sewing needle in the foot in 2 patients. Radiological imaging methods and endoscopic procedures were used in all of our patients to determine the location of the foreign body. Patients found to have a needle in the intestinal region by abdominal X-ray examination were hospitalized and followed up for at least five days. No foreign body was detected in the ambulant direct abdominal radiography during the follow-up of our patients who had swallowed needles, and no surgical intervention was planned for these patients. All foreign bodies detected in the upper and lower extremities were removed with surgical intervention. No complications developed in any of our patients.
Conclusion: Foreign bodies detected in various parts of the body should be located by endoscopic or imaging methods and appropriate treatment should be provided before any complications develop.