Clinical Case: "I swallowed a pen"

24 year old female presents to the ER c/o swallowing a pen two days ago. She has had vomiting and epigastric pain since then. The patient has a long history of similar behavior in the past.


KUB: Overlying the stomach or perhaps within the stomach is a linear lucency measuring approximately 12.5 cm. It has a metal tip.

Another case:


Gastric foreign body (toothbrush) seen on endoscopy.
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