Travel of a mis-swallowed long spoon to the jejunum

Yan Song; Hua Guo; Jian-Yong Wu; Senninger, Norbert
October 2009
World Journal of Gastroenterology;10/21/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 39, p4984
Academic Journal
Case Study
Foreign-body ingestion is a relatively common presentation at emergency departments, but long metallic spoon swallowing is an infrequent occurrence. Unlike most cases of foreign-body ingestion, there have been no reported cases of long foreign bodies reaching the jejunum. We report a rare case of a coffee spoon that was swallowed accidentally and passed through the pylorus and duodenal loop and reached the jejunum, with no complications.


Related Articles

  • An unusual presentation of foreign-body ingestion at the emergency department. Gunduz, A.; Turedi, S. // Emergency Medicine Journal;Mar2007, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p229 

    The article describes the case of a man who presented to the emergency department due to exhaustion, weight loss and abdominal after ingesting foreign bodies.

  • A safe and cost-effective method of removal of obstructed pharyngeal foreign body in the accident and emergency department. Kumar, Aneesh; Singh, S.; Low, C.; Shahab, R. // European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology;Mar2005, Vol. 262 Issue 3, p192 

    Foreign body obstruction at the level of the cricopharynx is not an uncommon presentation in the accident and emergency department. If this is visualised with a fibro-optic endoscope, it can be safely removed in the emergency department with the help of short acting inhalational anaesthesitic...

  • Glucagon-assisted Removal of Jejunal Foreign Body by Push Enteroscopy. Goldberg, Michael E.; Pantsari, Matthew // Hawaii Medical Journal;Sep2009, Vol. 68 Issue 8, p186 

    Introduction Enteroscopy, or evaluation of the upper GI tract beyond the reach of the standard endoscope, can be very useful for the evaluation of obscure bleeding, suspected lesions, or malabsorptive processes of the small intestine. Glucagon has been well-documented as an effective spasmolytic...

  • Intestinal perforation and intervention 12 years after ingestion of reading glasses. Allsopp, T.; Fraser-Kirk, G. // Internet Journal of Surgery;2010, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p1 

    Foreign body ingestion can be a frequent cause for presentation to the emergency department. It is often accidental, but in a small number of cases may be intentional. Any age group can present after intentional foreign body ingestion but all have contributing factors, often including medical...

  • Polyembolokoilamania: Self-insertion of transistor radio antenna in male urethra. Bello, Jibril Oyekunle; Badmus, Kamil O.; Babata, Abdul-Lateef; Bello, Halima S. // Nigerian Medical Journal;May/Jun2013, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p206 

    Though self-insertion of a foreign body in the male urethra is an infrequent urologic emergency, a weird variety of self-inserted foreign bodies have been reported. Most of these are attributed to autoerotic stimulation, a consequence of mental illness or the result of drug intoxication. We...

  • Rectal foreign bodies. Paynter, Mike // Emergency Nurse;Mar2008, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p22 

    The article offers information on how emergency nurses across Great Britain managed rectal foreign bodies. A case study of a 71-year-old man with rectal foreign body is presented. It is stated that patients often delay presentation due to embarrassment and, even when they do present, are not...

  • A Bone to Pick? Fish Bones of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract: Review of the Literature. Sands, Noah B.; Richardson, Keith; Mlynarek, Alex // Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery;Oct2012, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p374 

    Background: Fish bones are of particular interest to the otolaryngologist as accidental ingestion is one of the most common reasons for otolaryngology-related emergency department referrals. Furthermore, removal of fish bones deeply lodged in the oropharynx or hypopharynx can be both hazardous...

  • Intraoral foreign bodies detected 40 years after a car accident using cone beam computed tomography. Schnider, Nicole; Reichart, Peter A.; Bornstein, Michael M. // Quintessence International;2012, Vol. 43 Issue 9, p741 

    Foreign bodies are common findings in the maxillofacial region, most commonly the result of accidents and physical aggression. Among the objects frequently found in the orofacial tissues are fragments of metal, plastic, wood, and glass. Visualization and exact identification of the location of...

  • Foreign-body aspiration as a cause of an asymmetric carina: case report. Herget, Eric; Hiorns, Melanie P.; Mayo, John R. // Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal;Feb2004, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p13 

    Discusses the removal of a foreign body, identified in computed tomographic images of a man who sustained multiple injuries after falling onto a concrete floor at a construction site. Requirement of the patient for ventilatory support; Performance of a second flexible bronchoscopy after...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics