Nipple piercings on chest x-ray

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Acute shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Normal cardiomediastinal contour. No pleural abnormality seen. No collapse/consolidation. left nipple piercing.

A week later the patient is still coughing so a follow-up study is ordered.


One week later

The acrobat on the high bar has flipped.

Case Discussion

The right breast piercing instructs the left breast piercing. Another illustration of the well known Rule of Body Piercings.

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Case information

rID: 21812
Published: 20th Feb 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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