Computed tomography (CT) can both locate and identify foreign bodies as well as pinpoint complications to help direct treatment. Retained foreign bodies in the abdomen and pelvis can lead to perforation, obstruction, intussusception, fistula formation, and abdominal abscess formation. This article reviews the imaging appearance of incidentally found common foreign bodies and the role of CT in identifying unsuspected foreign bodies.
- Computed tomography
- Retained foreign bodies
- Self-induced foreign bodies
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging