Case contributed by Dr Yi-Jin Kuok


Failure to thrive in cold climate and pseudojaundice

Patient Data

Age: 4 months
Modality: MRI

Note the three cutaneous clefts on the axial images (black) which allows for easy peeling.

The lack of internal bruising indicates that the banana was likely purchased from a reputable green grocer.

Case Discussion

It is important to recognise the MRI appearances of a banana due to the potential for abuse as a foreign body.

One should be familiar with the MRI characteristics of a banana regardless of where it may be located.

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Case Information

rID: 52587
Case created: 13th Apr 2017
Last edited: 20th Apr 2017
System: Forensic
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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