ND73.2Y/T18.2 Other specified foreign body in stomach



Other specified foreign body in stomach is an uncommon condition caused by the ingestion of foreign objects which can include coins, buttons, plastic pieces, and any other small objects that one can swallow.


Diagnosis of this condition is based on anamnesis, physical examination and imaging studies such as an abdominal X-ray, endoscopy or barium meal.

Differential diagnosis

The differential diagnosis for Other specified foreign body in stomach include peptic ulcer disease, gastric carcinoma, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.


Treatment depends on the type and size of the foreign body. Small objects such as coins or buttons can usually be removed with endoscopic techniques. Larger objects may require surgery.


The prognosis is generally good if the foreign body is removed in a timely fashion. If left untreated, complications such as perforation of the stomach wall, obstruction of the intestinal tract, or infection can occur.

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