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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 672572, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Complication of an Ingested Foreign Body: Gallbladder Perforation

1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Liv Hospital Ulus, Bahcesehir University, Beşiktaş, 34340 Istanbul, Turkey
2Pediatric Surgery Clinic, Darica Farabi State Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey
3Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology, Yeditepe University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Received 23 May 2013; Accepted 22 June 2013

Academic Editors: F. H. Mourad and E. Savarino

Copyright © 2013 Safak Karacay et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present a 13-year-old child who admitted with a dull right upper quadrant pain that started 3 weeks before her referral. Several medications were given but they did not change the intensity and the frequency of the pain. Her physical examination was nonspecific except for slight right upper quadrant tenderness. The imaging studies revealed a sewing pin perforating the stomach and gallbladder. The patient was treated with a successful operation, and no postoperative complications were observed. To our knowledge, this is the first case of a sharp foreign body gallbladder perforation in a child.