Published online Oct 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.4984
Revised: August 14, 2009
Accepted: August 21, 2009
Published online: October 21, 2009
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.