Finding a needle in a haystack: Ultrasound guided extraction
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Sewing needles have been found in the forearm, liver tissue, and cardiac tissue. Needles found in extra-genitourinary areas tend be accidental, secondary to stabbing trauma, or for purposes of attempting self-harm. However, needles found in genitourinary areas, such as the rectum, bladder, urethra, vagina, or perineum are commonly associated with autoerotic sexual activity. The current report represents the first case of ultrasound guided extraction of a perineal sewing needle and illustrates the need for clinicians to occasionally utilize conventional imaging tools for an unconventional purpose....

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