Geophagia - on abdominal xray

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

Extensive radio-density in small bowel loops. 

Case Discussion

The patient used to swallow the ordinary soil probably because of anemia. The opacity is due to silis in the soil due to geophagia.

A case of Prof. Saeed Rad, Tabriz, Iran.

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Case information

rID: 21160
Published: 7th Jan 2013
Last edited: 12th Feb 2016
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