December 3, 2008
Radiologists treat self-embedding disorder
U.S. radiologists say they're using minimally invasive, image-guided treatment to remove foreign objects self-embedded by teenagers.
A study, presented Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, is the first to report on an emerging condition called self-embedding disorder, the organization said in a news release.
The study looked at 19 episodes of self-embedding injury in 10 teenage girls. Interventional pediatric radiologists used ultrasound to find embedded foreign objects that were then removed through small incisions in the skin, the report said.