Foreign body in gastrointestinal tract

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


H/o foreign body ingestion - 1 day. No other complaints.

Patient Data

Age: about 6 - 8 yr
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Metal density opasity is noted in mid line pelvis - A trouser button.

Appears to be in rectum.

Case Discussion

Metal density opasity is noted in mid line pelvis - A trouser button.

It appears to be a mimic of foreign body. However, all body-cloths were removed before taking radiograph. There was definite history of ingestion.

Its a true foreign body in distal colon / rectum. NOT a mimic.



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Case Information

rID: 27895
Case created: 25th Feb 2014
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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