Necklace artifact

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Primary school child with shortness of breath. Unhappy to have an x-ray taken.

Patient Data

Age: 7 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Necklace left in situ for radiograph being taken.

Heart shaped necklace artifact.

Lungs clear.

Case Discussion

Sometimes it is easier said than done in emergencies and with upset children to remove clothing or accessories which may interfere with image interpretation.

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Case information

rID: 51414
Published: 15th Feb 2017
Last edited: 24th Jun 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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