Retained Hawthorn fragment in a child's foot complicated by infection: diagnosis and excision aided by localization with ultrasound.

@article{Harris2010RetainedHF,
  title={Retained Hawthorn fragment in a child's foot complicated by infection: diagnosis and excision aided by localization with ultrasound.},
  author={Edwin J. Harris},
  journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={2010},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={161-5}
}
Puncture wounds in children are very common and often result in foreign body retention. Organic materials in the form of plant thorns present problems in identification and localization because they are not visualized with plain radiographs. A case of a 10-year-old girl with a small piece of retained hawthorn is presented. Correct diagnosis and treatment were delayed because of misinterpretation of magnetic resonance image studies. Ultrasound ultimately located the foreign body, and assisted in… CONTINUE READING

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