Hair braid artifact

Case contributed by Dr Ibrahim Alsheikh Deeb

Presentation

Fever and cough

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Curvilinear opacity projecting in the upper medial aspect of the left hemithorax which corresponds to the patient's hair braid.

Otherwise, the lungs are clear.

Repeat chest radiograph

X-ray

A repeat radiograph was performed after removing the hair braid from the field of view.

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