Year: 1992 Source: Southern Medical Journal, v.85, no.6, (June 1992), p.653-655 SIEC No: 19920809

The authors present the case of a 22-year-old woman with a long history of suicide attempts & foreign body ingestions & insertions. Such cases can pose perplexing diagnostic problems, especially in the face of a seemingly incredible history. This case illustrates the importance of investigating such claims. Occasionally, alternate diagnostic methods such as fluoroscopy or ultrasonography may assist in noninvasive diagnosis & management. (6 refs.)