Ingested foreign body - SpongeBob SquarePants

Case contributed by Ghofran Ageely
Diagnosis certain


Swallowed a foreign body.

Patient Data

Age: 16 months
Gender: Male

Frontal projection: upside down "SpongeBob SquarePants" foreign body projecting over the thoracic inlet.

Lateral projection: thin elongated foreign body is seen within the proximal esophagus.

Case Discussion

When you look at the lateral view first, you see a thin long foreign body which looks like a pin. On the frontal view, here he is! Upside down "SpongeBob SquarePants" looking at you with a big smile and his tongue out.

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