ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Atypical Presentation of A Foreign Body: Case Report
Mustafa Burak Sayhan 1, Cemil Kavalcı 2, Murat Orak 3
1Department of Emergency, Faculty of Medicine, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
2Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Acil Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Edirne
3Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Acil Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, Turkey
DOI : 10.5174/tutfd.2010.03776.1
Pages : 471-472

Abstract

Foreign bodies are seen in all age groups. Foreign bodies are detected as a result of accidents or abuse. Diabetic neuropathy frequently occur as complications of diabetes. Our patient was a 55 year old female patient admitted to our emergency department with the complaint of insect bites. Atwo mm diameter redness was present on the right hip and a 15 cm needle was observed on the pelvis X-ray. The needle was removed surgically. Careful history and physical examination should be carried out especially in diabetic patients.

Keywords : Emergency, foreign body, neuropathy
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