Diagnosis: Patient was found to have practiced “geophagia” after history taking by clinical staff and confirmation via x-ray imaging.
Key points: Geophagia is the practice of eating earth or soil-containing substances including clay, termite mounds, chalk. Geophagy is not common but has been reported among children and pregnant women; this is a form of “pica” which is the craving and consumption of non-food items. This is classified as an eating disorder with unclear etiology.
Uploaded by: Dr. Saeed Rad, radiologist to radRounds Radiology Network.