Author | Michael Morris, MD

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Photoclinic: Swallowed Beads

February 01, 2006

The patient is an 8-year-old girl with a history of asthma and developmental delay. She complained of hip pain, and her pediatrician referred her to a pediatric orthopedist for consultation. Hip x-ray films were ordered; they revealed 3 round beads in the child's appendix.