Journal of Family and Community Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33--36

Sonographic diagnosis of gastric-outlet foreign body: Case report and review of literature


Hissa Moammar1, Mohammed Al-Edreesi2, Rifat Abdi3 
1 Department of Pediatrics, King Faisal University, Asir Province, Saudi Arabia
2 Pediatric Services Division, Saudi Aramco - Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Arabia
3 Radiology Services Division, Saudi Aramco - Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Arabia

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Hissa Moammar
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Saudi Arabia

The diagnosis of unsuspected foreign body ingestion is a common problem in children. We describe a toddler who presented with persistent vomiting and dehydration. A plain radiograph of the abdomen did not reveal a foreign body. However, abdominal ultrasonography promptly identified a funnel-shaped foreign body obstructing the gastric outlet. This was extracted by upper endoscopy. A recent review of the literature shows increasing evidence that abdominal ultrasonography is an equally complementary diagnostic modality for ingested foreign bodies in children.


How to cite this article:
Moammar H, Al-Edreesi M, Abdi R. Sonographic diagnosis of gastric-outlet foreign body: Case report and review of literature.J Fam Community Med 2009;16:33-36


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Moammar H, Al-Edreesi M, Abdi R. Sonographic diagnosis of gastric-outlet foreign body: Case report and review of literature. J Fam Community Med [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Jan 28 ];16:33-36
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