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Case Report  |   July 1992
Retained fetal scalp monitoring lead discovered in the wall of the jejunum
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Case Report   |   July 1992
Retained fetal scalp monitoring lead discovered in the wall of the jejunum
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 1992, Vol. 92, 916. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.7.916
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, July 1992, Vol. 92, 916. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.7.916
Abstract

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.