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Foreign bodies are encountered on day to day basis by a surgeon. Usually foreign bodies are lodged in narrow cavities of the body and the common age group is in children.

They may range from foreign bodies in ear, nose, cricopharynx and even in rectum. Iatrogenic foreign bodies are not uncommon. Unknowingly, surgeons have been known to leave sponges, artery forceps in the abdomen which lead to hazardous sequelae. Intravascular foreign bodies occurrence has increased from a decade or so.

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Singh, A., Kaur, A., Singh, M. and Kaur, S. (2015) CT Guided Removal of Iatrogenic Foreign Body: A Broken Intravenous Cannula. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 9(9), p.PD28-9.

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/14344.6549.

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