A 40-year-old male presented to the Emergency Department after having stepped on broken glass. On presentation, a small bleeding vessel was noted, and hemostasis was obtained with silver nitrate. A subsequent X-ray of the foot showed a radiopaque foreign body (Figure 1A, arrow). Upon manual exploration, no foreign body was recovered. The radiopacity corresponded exactly to the location of application of silver nitrate to the bleeding vessel.
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Accepted: January 8, 1999
Received: October 30, 1998
© 1999 Elsevier Science Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.