Case contributed by Dr Yi-Jin Kuok


Failure to thrive in a cold climate and pseudojaundice.


Note the three cutaneous clefts on the axial images (black) which allow 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 familiarise oneself with the MRI appearances of a banana, wherever it may be located, due to its potential for abuse as a foreign body.

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Case information

rID: 52587
Published: 13th Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Forensic
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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