On-table x-ray with adequate coverage of the operative field is an important tool to help identify the needle. However, it has several limitations. A study by Macilquham et al6 found that no observers were able to identify needles shorter than 13 mm. A more recent study by Ponrartana et al7 showed a significant decrease in the sensitivity of needle identification when the length of the needle decreases from 20 to 10 mm. In addition, an experienced radiologist may not be available during the operation, and the surgeon may need to bear all of the responsibility if the needle is overlooked. In many hospitals, to reduce the cost of surgery, a reusable instrument may be used in common short laparoscopic procedures like laparoscopic appendicectomy, patch repair, and cholecystectomy. In our case, a reusable port with a multifunctional valve was used. A needle trapped in the metallic port will not be shown on x-ray. These ports will also obscure the radiological field.