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Removal of sub-mucosal foreign body (metal wire) from the pharynx using image intensifier

  • C. Bhatt (a1), N. Vishnu Swaroop Reddy (a1) and T. N. Reddy (a1)


It is well known how difficult it is to localize a foreign body in the sub-mucosal tissues. This is a report of a male who swallowed a metal wire which lodged in the pharyngeal sub-mucosal tissue. The foreign body was localized using an image intensifier and removed successfully.




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