The intravenous foreign body: a report of 2 cases.

  title={The intravenous foreign body: a report of 2 cases.},
  author={Claudia R Gschwind},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={27 2},
Two cases of metallic foreign body injury to the upper limb are described. In both cases the foreign body was clearly visible on x-rays, considered to be lodged in the soft tissues, but migrated to one of the large subcutaneous veins. One subsequently migrated to the heart; the other was removed from the peripheral vein. 

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