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

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

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
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PMID: 23012187

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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.

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