March 1971

Penetration of the Alimentary Tract by a Foreign Body With Migration to the Liver

Author Affiliations

From the Children's Service and General Surgical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Arch Surg. 1971;102(3):227-228. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350030065021

X-ray films performed in an infant for an unrelated reason showed a needle in the diaphragmatic portion of the left lobe of the liver. This was removed at laparotomy by following a rust-colored, fibrous tract marking its presumed passage from the stomach to the liver.