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Delayed abscess formation in the wrist due to an unusual retained foreign body--a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8838998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is well documented that retained foreign bodies can be associated with delayed abscess formation in the body. We report an unusual case of a large bomb shrapnel in the wrist of a 64-year-old Chinese woman which was retained for 52 years, causing gross wrist destruction and delayed abscess formation. An open drainage of the wrist abscess was done and the shrapnel was removed. A secondary closure was subsequently done but the patient refused another procedure for a formal wrist arthrodesis.
Y M Liew; J Chia; Y P Low
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-04     Completed Date:  1997-02-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  867-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / etiology*,  surgery
Follow-Up Studies
Foreign Bodies / complications*,  surgery
Metals / adverse effects
Middle Aged
Wounds, Penetrating / complications
Wrist Injuries / complications
Wrist Joint / pathology*,  surgery
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