If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.
- Foreign Body (Virtual Pediatric Hospital)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Foreign Bodies (National Institutes of Health)
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
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- Article: Foreign body responses in mouse central nervous system mimic natural wound...
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- Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish