Foreign body ingestion: serial radiographs

Case contributed by Dr Mohamed Hossam el Deen


Accidental foreign body ingestion.

Patient Data

Age: 4 years
Gender: Female

Serial frontal radiographs of the abdomen and pelvis, showing stages of foreign body passage through the bowel.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates ingestion of a metal key. The vertebral column can be useful as a landmark for assessment of foreign body level inside the bowel. 

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Case information

rID: 47961
Published: 10th Sep 2016
Last edited: 28th Oct 2019
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