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Clinical Problem Solving: Radiology
October 2009

Radiology Quiz Case 2: Diagnosis

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009;135(10):1052-1055. doi:10.1001/archoto.2009.128-b

A variety of ingested foreign bodies, ranging from organic objects (eg, fish, chicken, or meat bones and pieces of meat) to nonorganic objects (eg, metal wire, fishhooks, glass, needles, buttons, nails, and dentures), have been reported in the literature.1-3The more radiodense the object is, the better its imaging localization will be, and, in many cases, the morphological appearance of the object will allow precise imaging identification of the foreign body.