Intrapulmonary Foreign Body: Sponge Retained for 43 Years

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Abstract

Summary

We present a patient who had a left thoracotomy 43 years previously. Since that surgery he experienced intermittent hemoptysis, and a recent thoracotomy revealed an intrapulmonary foreign body (retained sponge) in the left lower lobe. The liability potential of this case is discussed.

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