Ultrasonography shows a vague mass in the stomach, with an acoustic shadow suggestive of a calcified margin.
Upper GI Endoscopy
There is a blackened, voluminous mass composed of strands of hair and food residue in the antrum and low body of the stomach, extending towards the pylorus and blocking passage of the endoscope.
There is a large, hypodense intragastric mass, which extends through the pylorus, upto the proximal jejunum. No other abnormalities are noted.
Serum ferritin: 11 µg/l (15-250)
Serum iron: 6 µg/l (8-30)
Total iron-binding capacity: 800 μg/dL (255-450)