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Volume 11 (2011), Pages 2147-2149
Case Report

Problem of Foreign Body in GI Tract

1Department of Surgical Pathology, Dr Daneshled, Pathology Laboratory, Shiraz 71437, Iran
2Department of Surgery, Faghihi Haspital, Shiraz 71345, Iran

Received 29 July 2011; Accepted 13 September 2011

Academic Editor: Raj K. Goyal

Copyright © 2011 Yahya Daneshbod et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Most foreign bodies pass through the gastrointestinal tract uneventful. We report of a case of inadvertently ingested foreign body, which by endoscopy simulated a polyp and on biopsy reported as cancer, so the patient underwent an unnecessary major operation. This report emphasizes the importance of resemblance of foreign bodies with gastrointestinal neoplasm, and endoscopists, surgeons and pathologists should consider this entity in their daily practice.