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Pony tail causing artifact

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Headache and work up for probable sinusitis.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

 Round relatively dense opacity projected in the center of the skull between the orbits.

Case Discussion

The round opacity over the center of the skull was not apparent on any other view. The opacity was confirmed by the radiographer as the patient's pony tail and with the patient's hair let down, a repeat x-ray showed resolution of the opacity.

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Case information

rID: 84613
Published: 2nd Dec 2020
Last edited: 2nd Dec 2020
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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