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Needle embolism in an intravenous drug user
  1. G S Low,
  2. N P Jenkins,
  3. B D Prendergast
  1. npjenkins@doctors.org.uk

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A 28 year old man with a history of intravenous opiate abuse presented to the emergency department with pain in his right groin. Plain films revealed a retained needle fragment and he was admitted for observation. The following day …

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