Foreign Bodies

Jun 15, 2020 Issue
Foreign Bodies in the Skin: Evaluation and Management [Article]

Long-term complications of retained foreign bodies include chronic pain and neurovascular impairment. Learn about the indications and contraindications for foreign body removal, and which imaging modalities are best for evaluation.

Oct 15, 2007 Issue
Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose, and Throat [Article]

Foreign bodies in the ear, nose, and throat are occasionally seen in family medicine, usually in children. The most common foreign bodies are food, plastic toys, and small household items. Diagnosis is often delayed because the causative event is usually unobserved, the symptoms are nonspecific, and...

Sep 1, 2007 Issue
Management of Foreign Bodies in the Skin [Article]

Although puncture wounds are common, retained foreign bodies are not. Wounds with a foreign body sensation should be evaluated. The presence of wood or vegetative material, graphite or other pigmenting materials, and pain is an indication for foreign body removal. Radiography may be used to locate f...

Jul 15, 2005 Issue
Foreign Body Ingestion in Children [Article]

Because many patients who have swallowed foreign bodies are asymptomatic, physicians must maintain a high index of suspicion. The majority of ingested foreign bodies pass spontaneously, but serious complications, such as bowel perforation and obstruction, can occur. Foreign bodies lodged in the esop...

Apr 1, 2003 Issue
A Nonhealing Ulcer of the Hand [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

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