Foreign body ingestion
"Can I help you do the washing mum?"
Chest and abdominal x-rays
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Chest x-ray demonstrates a metallic foreign body in the oesophagus without evidence of perforation.
Abdominal x-ray demonstrates a rounded metallic pellet in the right iliac fossa.
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Children, for some reason, seem fascinated by objects they can swallow. Many of these are radiolucent and therefore do not offer the opportunity for interesting x-rays. Metallic foreign bodies however do allow radiologists to try and work out what the item is. This goes to show just how dull we are.