Imaging of Foreign Bodies

  • Antonio Pinto
  • Luigia Romano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Antonio Pinto, Raffaella Capasso, Luigia Romano
    Pages 1-8
  3. Maria Giuseppina Scuderi, Domenico Aronne, Raffaela Giacobbe, Paola Martucci, Luciano Biagio Montella, Bruno Del Prato et al.
    Pages 9-24
  4. Antonio Pinto, Silvana Nicotra, Vincenzo Di Mauro
    Pages 25-36
  5. Nicola Gagliardi, Nicoletta Pignatelli Di Spinazzola, Vincenzo Di Mauro, Giuseppe Ruggiero, Carlo Muzj
    Pages 37-46
  6. Ciro Acampora, Ciro Stavolo, Maria Paola Belfiore
    Pages 47-53
  7. Antonio Pinto, Daniela Vecchione, Luigia Romano
    Pages 55-66
  8. Raffaella Niola, Sergio Capece, Mario Fusari, Franco Maglione
    Pages 67-79
  9. Antonio Pinto, Stefania Daniele, Luigia Romano
    Pages 81-88
  10. Gianluigi Guarnieri, Luigi Genovese, Mario Muto
    Pages 89-99
  11. Rosaria De Ritis , Francesco Di Pietto , Carlo Cavaliere
    Pages 101-104
  12. Antonio Pinto, Amelia Sparano, Mario Tecame
    Pages 105-113
  13. Giorgio Bocchini, Giacomo Sica, Franco Guida, Luigi Palumbo, Sujit Vaida, Mariano Scaglione
    Pages 115-125
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 127-128

About this book


Most ingested foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract without a problem. However, both ingested and inserted foreign bodies may cause serious complications, such as bowel obstruction or perforation. Foreign body aspiration is common in children, especially those under 3 years of age, and in these cases chest radiography and CT are the main imaging modalities. This textbook provides a thorough overview of the critical role of diagnostic imaging in the assessment of patients with suspected foreign body ingestion, aspiration, or insertion. A wide range of scenarios are covered, from the common problem of foreign body ingestion or aspiration in children and mentally handicapped adults through to drug smuggling by body packing and gunshot wounds. Guidance is offered on diagnostic protocols, and the value of different imaging modalities in different situations is explained. Helpful management tips are also provided. This textbook will prove invaluable for residents in radiology, radiologists, and physicians who are involved on a daily basis, within an emergency department, in the management of patients with suspected ingestion, aspiration, or insertion of foreign bodies.​  


Foreign body aspiration Foreign body ingestion Foreign body insertion

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Pinto
    • 1
  • Luigia Romano
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiological ImagingCardarelli HospitalNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic Radiological ImagingCardarelli HospitalNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5405-9
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5406-6
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