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Percutaneous ultrasound guided extraction of non-palpable soft tissue foreign bodies.
  1. M Bradley,
  2. E Kadzombe,
  3. P Simms,
  4. B Eyes
  1. Department of Radiodiagnosis, Walton Hospital, Liverpool.


    Ultrasound is being increasingly used in the diagnosis of the soft tissue foreign body (FB), in particular for the nonradio-opaque materials which may not be visualized with conventional radiography (Fornage & Schernberg 1986). A simple technique for ultrasound guided FB extraction under local anaesthesia is described, and comment is made upon our preliminary experience and pitfalls.

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