Nose ring

Case contributed by Ian Bickle

Presentation

TMJ assessment.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female
x-ray

Nose ring in situ.

No significant TMJ pathology.

Clasp 2 (overbite).

Case Discussion

Jewelry frequently features on imaging.  Patient's may not wish for it to be removed or in true emergencies its removal is not a priority.

In this case it doesn't but often it may obscure interpretation or result in artifact on CT and MRI.

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