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Foreign bodies of body orifices: A pictorial review

      Highlights

      • Clinical presentation of FB ingestion, insertion, or aspiration
      • Patients' age and sex distribution of various body orifices FB
      • Imaging features of FB encountered in emergency departments
      • Management of common FB and role of radiologists in each scenario
      • Most common complications of frequently encountered FB

      Abstract

      Introduction

      Ingestion, inhalation, and insertion of foreign bodies (FB) are commonly encountered problems in the emergency departments (ED). Radiologists pay a key role in their diagnosis and management. Selecting an appropriate imaging modality is important depending on the route of entry and reported type of FB. Diagnosing FB is time sensitive and requires radiologists to be astute and familiar with varied imaging appearances of FB. In this article, we review imaging features of most common FB seen in clinical practice and their complications.

      Teaching points

      • Clinical presentation of FB ingestion, insertion, or aspiration.
      • Imaging features of common FB encountered in emergency departments.
      • Management of common FB and role of radiologists in such scenarios.
      • Complications of frequently encountered FB.

      Summary

      FB in body orifices are frequently seen in the ED. Imaging plays a pivotal role in the management in majority of the cases. In this article, we present several cases of commonly encountered FB.

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