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Ann Emerg Med. 1994 Feb;23(2):350-1.

Emergency department use of an eye magnet for the removal of soft tissue foreign bodies.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Abstract

We used a Ralks eye magnet (no longer manufactured) to remove magnetic foreign bodies in four consecutive patients with metallic soft tissue foreign bodies. In all four cases, the foreign body was quickly located, requiring minimal soft tissue exploration, time, and radiography.

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