Q: What is the reason for the multiple round opacities in the right lower quadrant. show answer
Antibiotic impregnated beads
Patient underwent surgery for adhesions. What is the incidental finding?
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There are multiple antibiotic impregnated beads in the abdomen. It is more often used in orthopedic infections. There are multiple air fluid levels. There are gun shot pellets to left flank. There is a surgical drain.
There are antibiotic impregnated beads with cement and so radio dense.
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