Nipple stud

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler-Pietrzyk


30 years old referred from GP with ongoing cough.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

Normal cardiomediastinal contour. Lungs are clear.

Linear right nipple stud.  

Case Discussion

It is crucial to determine if radioopaque foreign body is localized 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
Published: 18th Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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