Foreign body in stomach

Case contributed by Dr Jelena Simović

Presentation

A child with a sudden cough, shortness of breath, and an episode of vomiting. Suspected foreign body aspiration.

Patient Data

Age: 2 years old
Gender: Female
X-ray

Normal chest x-ray but in the left paravertebral region over the gastric bubble, there is a foreign body in the form of Barbie's slipper. No evidence of pneumoperitoneum or bowel obstruction.

Case Discussion

Ingested foreign bodies in children are common as the world is a curious place to young children, who will put anything and everything into their mouth, and will often inadvertently swallow. 

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Case information

rID: 53864
Case created: 10th Jun 2017
Last edited: 14th Jun 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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