Point-of-care ultrasonography is a real-time dynamic examination that is useful for evaluating the location of foreign bodies in a patient's gastrointestinal tract and soft tissue. In particular, it is useful for identifying radiolucent foreign bodies that are difficult to visualize using routine x-ray examinations. This case study describes the visualization of a radiolucent foreign body in a patient's subglottic region using point-of-care ultrasonography.
From the Departments of *Emergency Medicine
†Thoracic Surgery, University of Health Science, Antalya Education and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey.
Disclosure: The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Reprints: Mustafa Avci, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Health Science, Antalya Education and Research Hospital, 07100 Antalya, Turkey (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Online date: August 19, 2019