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Foreign body [ingested coin] in the intestine
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Author(s) :
Ravi Kadasne, MD
 
Presentation A 4-year-old boy presents with a history of coin ingestion of one day duration.
 
 
 
Caption: Sagittal scan of the right iliac fossa
Description: The ingested coin is seen within the lumen of the small intestine as a highly echogenic structure [marked by arrows]
 
 
 
Caption: Transverse image of the right iliac fossa
Description: The ingested coin is seen as marked by the arrows. In this image a classical posterior comet tail reverberation artefact can be seen.
 
Differential Diagnosis Foreign body [ingested coin] in the intestine
 
Final Diagnosis Foreign body [ingested coin] in the intestine, as confirmed by a radiograph.
 
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