Cleavage jewelry on chest radiograph

Case contributed by Ian Bickle
Diagnosis certain


Chest pain. Pneumothorax?

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Jewelry from a cleavage piercing projects in the midline at the level of the sternoclavicular joint.

Heart size normal. Lungs clear.

Case Discussion

One of the less common piercings, it can be worn by males and females. 

The jewelry lies in the cleavage in the midline.

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