Three cases of an unusual foreign body in small bowel

Gastrointest Radiol. 1987;12(3):240-2. doi: 10.1007/BF01885150.


The inadvertent ingestion of foreign bodies is an infrequent occurrence in adults. Three cases of an unusual form of foreign body ingestion are reported here. In each case the foreign body recovered was a plastic bag clip, found attached to the small bowel mucosa. The radiographic appearances of this foreign body are demonstrated, and the pathologic findings related to its ingestion are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Intestine, Small*
  • Male
  • Radiography