Foreign body: swallowed grill

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

"I swallowed my grill."

Patient Data

Age: 30 years old
Gender: Male
X-ray

Metallic density foreign body (a grill) is in the abdomen.

Case Discussion

He was sent home hoping it will pass rectally. A "grill" is a piece of oral jewelry that fits over the teeth, and is relatively popular in the USA. 

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Case information

rID: 49319
Published: 21st Nov 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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