Volume 2012, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1999-7086
  • EISSN: 1999-7094


Accidental loss of a part of a peripheral intravenous cannula is an uncommon event. We report a case of an accidentally missed particle of a peripheral venous cannula presenting as a foreign body in the subcutaneous tissue, three months after the event that dislodged it. We explore this in terms of its diagnosis and management.


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