There is extensive literature on metal fragments from improvised explosive devices being embedded in patients but there are no reports describing the clinical and radiological appearances of embedded home-made explosive (HME). We present a case of partially detonated HME being found inside a patient's forearm. We discuss the medical management of the injury, the ongoing risk to the patient and surgical team associated with the explosive and the safe disposal of the substance.
- Trauma Management
- Wound Management
- Received March 11, 2014.
- Revision received May 18, 2014.
- Accepted May 21, 2014.
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