Ingested marble ball

Case contributed by Dr Shazia Wasim Khan


History of ingestion of a marble ball 2 hours ago.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Male



A well-defined, rounded radiopaque foreign body is noted in the left lower abdomen projecting over the left ala of the sacrum.

No dilatation of the proximal bowel loops or abnormal air-fluid levels to suggest any bowel obstruction. 

No pneumoperitoneum.

Case Discussion

This case highlights the radiopaque nature of glass on radiographs.

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