Ingested nails

Case contributed by Dr Martin Ruiz

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Abdominal pain

Patient Data

Age: 34
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Direct radiography of the abdomen shows carpentry nails in stomach, and only one in the intestine.

Case Discussion

Patient in a state of depression and delirium, ingested carpentry nails, and did not remember. All nails were in the stomach, only one was in the intestine.

Subsequently were removed surgically.

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Case Information

rID: 33322
Case created: 7th Jan 2015
Last edited: 11th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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