Figure 1. Radiographs of a 2-year-old patient who was admitted to the Pediatric Surgery Service due to the ingestion of a 12 mm diameter lead fishing sinker that was not expelled after inducing vomiting.
In the first radiograph, (figure 1A) the radiopaque image of the sinker is visualized in the gastric chamber, and its course through the digestive system in the subsequent images: (figure 1B) jejunum, (figure 1C) ileum, (figure 1D) ileocecal valve, (figure 1E) transverse colon, (figure 1F) transverse colon-hepatic flexure and (figure 1G) cecum-ascending colon, from where it was extracted three days after the ingestion with a polyp retrieval net(figure 1H). During admission, the patient did not present complications and she remained asymptomatic with good condition. Laxatives, a high-fiber diet and rectal enemas were administered without achieving spontaneous expulsion of the object. No pathological findings were evident in the cecum, right colon, transverse colon, descending colon and rectum-sigmoid mucosa on examination.