Travel of a mis-swallowed long spoon to the jejunum

World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Oct 21;15(39):4984-5. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.4984.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cooking and Eating Utensils*
  • Deglutition*
  • Duodenum / diagnostic imaging
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal
  • Female
  • Foreign-Body Migration / diagnostic imaging
  • Foreign-Body Migration / etiology*
  • Foreign-Body Migration / surgery
  • Humans
  • Jejunum* / diagnostic imaging
  • Jejunum* / surgery
  • Pylorus / diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography
  • Treatment Outcome