Kimm K, Anderson D, Schossow D. Retained fetal scalp monitoring lead discovered in the wall of the jejunum. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1992;92(7):916. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.1922.214.171.1246.
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The retention of a foreign body following surgery is a longstanding and dreaded problem. We report the retention of a fetal scalp monitoring lead that was embedded in the wall of the patient's jejunum and discovered 2 years after cesarean section. In reviewing the American medical literature, we believe this case is, perhaps, unique. The treatment of this entity is discussed as well as ways to help to prevent it.
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