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Arch Emerg Med. 1992 June; 9(2): 181–184.
PMCID: PMC1285857

Percutaneous ultrasound guided extraction of non-palpable soft tissue foreign bodies.


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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  • Fornage BD, Schernberg FL. Sonographic diagnosis of foreign bodies of the distal extremities. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1986 Sep;147(3):567–569. [PubMed]
  • Gilbert FJ, Campbell RS, Bayliss AP. The role of ultrasound in the detection of non-radiopaque foreign bodies. Clin Radiol. 1990 Feb;41(2):109–112. [PubMed]

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