Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise,
This X-ray of the belly shows two metal parts inside the bowel that were swallowed
from a tongue piercing. The sharp stud could cause problems, while the blunt
part is not likely to cause problems. Both parts are likely to pass in the
May 3, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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