Foreign bodies are found inside patients due to various circumstances. From accidental or purposeful swallowing by adults or curious children to skin and soft tissue wounds with retained foreign bodies, the presentations can range from life-threatening emergency to occasionally subtle. Clinical considerations include aspiration, recurrent infections due to delayed extraction, secondary trauma, and other complications.
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Cite this: Richard H. Sinert. Fast Five Quiz: Are You Prepared to Confront Foreign Bodies in Patients? - Medscape - Apr 28, 2017.