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J Thorac Imaging. 1994 Winter;9(1):56-9.

Intrapulmonary foreign body: sponge retained for 43 years.

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, Mercy Hospital, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Abstract

We present a patient who had a left thoracotomy 43 years previously. Since that surgery he experienced intermittent hemoptysis, and a recent thoracotomy revealed an intrapulmonary foreign body (retained sponge) in the left lower lobe. The liability potential of this case is discussed.

PMID:
8114167
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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