Gauze artefact

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

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Knee injury with laceration. Fracture?

Patient Data

Age: 6
Gender: Male
X-ray

Skeletally immature patient.  No fracture.

Artefact from gauze applied to external laceration.

Case Discussion

Gauze is manufacturer to be evident no plain radiographs.  In this case it is externally applied - not taken off prior to radiograph between taken.

It can be much more relevant in other cases, such as a retained laparotomy swab, which has caused a intra-abdominal collection.

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Case information

rID: 53649
Case created: 29th May 2017
Last edited: 29th May 2017
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