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From: Liver abscess secondary to a broken needle migration- A case report

Year Author Symptom Period of suffering Foreign body Size Penetration Liver lobe Bacteria Laparotomy Treatment
1971 Abel et al None Unknown Needle 2.5 cm Stomach Left Unknown Yes Removal of needle and part of liver
1971 Berk et al Rt. upper abdominal pain Weeks Chicken bone 4 cm Stomach Left Unknown Yes Bone removed, abscess drained, hemigastrectomy
1981 Ratizadeh et al Low grade fever 10 days Tooth pick 4.2 cm Duodenum Left Streptococcus Yes Removal of foreign body, abscess drained
1981 Tsuboi et al Epigastralgia, weight loss 1 month Fish bone 4.7 cm Stomach Left Unknown Yes Removal of bone, abscess drained
1984 Bloch et al Fever, myalgia, anorexia 2 weeks Toothpick 4.5 cm Stomach Left Streptococcus Yes Removal and abscess drainage
1986 Penderson et al Abdominal pain, shock Unknown Toothpick 3.5 cm Stomach Left Unknown Yes Removal and abscess drainage
1988 Gonzalez et al Abdominal pain, fever, jaundice 1 month Fish bone - Stomach Left Unknown Yes Removal and abscess drainage
1988 Iwasa et al Abdominal pain & distension, fever 3 week Fish bone 3 cm Duodenum Left Unknown Yes Lateral segmentectomy
1990 Dugger et al Rt. upper quadrant pain, chills, pre-shock 3 week Fish or chicken bone 3.8 cm Stomach Right E. coli, Proteus Death Autopsy
1991 Matsunazi et al Abdominal pain, fever, vomiting 1 week Fish bone 4 cm Stomach Left Unknown Yes Per-cutaneous drainage, lateral segmentectomy, partial gastrectomy
1993 Chen et al Epigastralgia, fever, vomiting 3 months Chicken bone 4 cm Duodenum Left Unknown Yes Abscess drainage and closure of perforation
1998 Horii et al Spike fever 2 weeks Fish bone 2.8 cm Unknown Left Streptococcus constellatus No Per-cutaneous abscess drainage
2003 Chintamani et al Fever, vomiting 1 year Needle 3 cm Unknown Right Streptococcus Yes Removal of foreign body and abscess drainage