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Sonographic detection of ingested foreign bodies in the inferior vena cava.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9000369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ingested foreign bodies usually proceed uneventfully through the intestinal tract; complications rarely occur. The wide variety of clinical presentations they produce often make the diagnosis difficult. We report two cases of sonographic detection of foreign bodies in the inferior vena cava, namely one toothpick and one small (chicken?) bone, which probably caused a duodenocaval fistula. Both patients were initially investigated for recurrent septic episodes, weight loss, and deterioration of general condition.
M Rioux; L Lacourciere; P Langis; M Rouleau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Abdominal imaging     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0942-8925     ISO Abbreviation:  Abdom Imaging     Publication Date:    1997 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-26     Completed Date:  1997-02-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9303672     Medline TA:  Abdom Imaging     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Hôpital St-François d'Assise, Québec City, Québec G1L 3L5, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Foreign Bodies / ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Vena Cava, Inferior / ultrasonography*

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