- Numerous nails are seen on this KUB (abdominal radiograph) as ingested by patient. Multiple foreign bodies project over expected location of the stomach, duodenum, and more distal small bowel loops.
- Look for free air to ensure no foreign body has resulted in perforation
- Additional imaging with CT may be warranted to exclude perforation, free air, abscess (if signs of infection), and other complications
- Serial imaging to ensure transit through GI tract may be helpful in monitoring
Case submitted by Dr. M.T Niknejad to the radRounds Radiology