Swallowed jackstone

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick

Presentation

Swallowed toy.

Patient Data

Age: 5 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Metal jackstone in alimentary tract.

Case Discussion

As the jackstone is metal, it is clearly visible (radiopaque) on the radiograph. Had it been made of organic material (e.g. wood, plastic), it would have been radiolucent.

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Case information

rID: 52971
Case created: 27th Apr 2017
Last edited: 18th May 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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