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Penetration of the iliac wing by retained foreign body
  1. U Salanke,
  2. N Kidner
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, UK
  1. Dr U Salanke, Department of Emergency Medicine, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool FY3 8NR, UK; umeshsalanke{at}

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An 11-year-old girl was admitted to the emergency department (ED) having fallen through a glass door with a wound to her left buttock. She was haemodynamically normal, with no clinical evidence of distal neurovascular deficit. Wound exploration under local anaesthesia revealed no significant bleeding or obvious foreign body. The wound was cleaned and sutured. At 3 months post-injury, her general practitioner referred her for abdominal ultrasound as a result of recurrent infection, persistent …

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