Nipple stud

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler-Pietrzyk

Presentation

30 years old referred from GP with ongoing cough.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female
X-ray

Normal cardiomediastinal contour. Lungs are clear.

Linear right nipple stud.  

Case Discussion

It is crucial to determine if radioopaque foreign body is localised internally or externally to avoid misinterpretation of plain radiographs.

It this case right nipple stud was mistaken for a cholecystectomy surgical clip. 

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Case information

rID: 52729
Case created: 18th Apr 2017
Last edited: 11th Jun 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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