Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound Diagnosis of Retained Soft Tissue Foreign Bodies in the Pediatric Emergency Department

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Abstract

The presence of a foreign body (FB), its depth and size, is often indeterminate by clinical examination. Conventional imaging such as a radiograph can fail to visualize soft tissue FBs. We present 2 cases where point-of-care ultrasound was used to detect previously unidentified FBs.

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