Ingested foreign body - coin

Case contributed by Leonardo Lustosa


History of ingesting a coin. Asymptomatic.

Patient Data

Age: 4 years
Gender: Male

Radiographs revealed a round metallic density object in keeping with a coin projecting over the umbilical region. No signs of obstruction or perforation.

Case Discussion

The history of coin ingestion was corroborated by the radiographs.

Ingested foreign body management usually depends on its location. Foreign bodies within the gastric or small bowel region are usually managed with clinical observation.

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