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The Visualization of a Foreign Body in a Patient's Subglottic Region Using Point-of-Care Ultrasonography

Kozaci, Nalan MD*; Avci, Mustafa MD*; Ayhan, Gul MD*; Ozgunlu, Gurhan Sinan MD; Selvi, Fatih MD*

Section Editor(s): Deanehan, J. Kate MD, RDMS; Associate Editor

doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001916
Ultrasound Case Review
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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: dravcimustafa@gmail.com).

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Online date: August 19, 2019

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