Intravaginal tampon

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Upper abdominal pain. Normal endoscopy and colonoscopy. Cause?

Patient Data

Age: 44
CT

Linear air-filled structure in the vagina.

Patient attending during menstrual period - intravaginal tampon.

Case Discussion

An intravaginal tampon used at the time of menses may be an incidental finding on CT and other modalities.

The linear gas filled structure is event in the vagina - the air being trapped in the cotton based sanitary product. 

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Case information

rID: 36528
Case created: 28th Apr 2015
Last edited: 11th Sep 2015
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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