ORIGINAL ARTICLE: PDF OnlyDemmy Todd L. MD; Schmaltz, Richard MD; Walls, Joseph T. MD; Curtis, Jack J. MDThe Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care: March 1994 - p 433-435 Buy Abstract A young farmer was disabled by chronic pain for more than one year from a free intrapleural missile. Radiologic evidence of missile immobility and the tendency to observe chronically embedded missiles led to a delay in diagnosis. Intrapleural foreign bodies need to be considered in the evaluation of pain following chest or upper abdominal gunshot wounds. © Williams & Wilkins 1994. All Rights Reserved.