Foreign body in gastrointestinal tract

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


H/o foreign body ingestion.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Female

Radiograph within 1 hr of foreign body ingestion.


Two rounded metal densites are noted overlying stomach gas shadow in AP and lateral views.

Re-evaluation next day


Migration to distal colon / rectum.

Case Discussion

Two sets of radiographs show migration of foreign bodies from stomach to distal colon / rectum.

Foreign bodies were button batteries.

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