Abdominal foreign body - screw
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The child claimed to have ingested a foreign body while playing.
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A radio-opaque foreign body is seen in the left lumbar region posteriorly. It has metallic density with a rounded head and blunt end, mostly a screw in small bowel.
Fortunately, the ingested screw has blunt edges, so perforation is less likely. Foreign body ingestion is common in children and 90% of them pass spontaneously without complications 1.