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Appearance of wooden foreign body on CT scan
  1. M Ablett,
  2. D Kusumawidjaja
  1. Department of Radiology, Ayr Hospital, Ayr, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr D Kusumawidjaja, Department of Radiology, Ayr Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr KA6 6DX, UK; danielkus{at}

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A patient presented to the emergency department having fallen backwards onto a wooden knitting needle which broke, leaving only a small entry wound. The top CT scan (fig 1A) showed a linear low attenuation track extending towards the left paravertebral region. …

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