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Foreign body detected by patients using metal detectors.
  1. G E Giddins
  1. Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex.

    Abstract

    A positive response from a metal detector when run over an area of the body is a strong positive indicator of the presence of a metallic object. If there is a possibility of a buried metallic foreign body this positive finding should not be ignored.

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