Nipple rings

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Incidental findings on a patient with shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 43
Gender: Male
X-ray

The metallic artifact projected over the breasts represent nipple rings.

 

Case Discussion

Nipple rings are one of several types of jewellery that may project over x-rays undertaken for clinical indications.

Patients can be reluctant to remove personalised items, with resultant artifact on the film.

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Case information

rID: 33218
Case created: 4th Jan 2015
Last edited: 11th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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