Table 1

    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


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