Red rumped swallow

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

The tail of the swallow resembles the appearance of the healthy nigrosome-1 on HR-SWI MRI. Picture modified from Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swallow by Schwartz et al

Image used under creative commons licence. Original source: Schwarz ST, Afzal M, Morgan PS et-al. The 'swallow tail' appearance of the healthy nigrosome - a new accurate test of Parkinson's disease: a case-control and retrospective cross-sectional MRI study at 3T. PLoS ONE. 2014;9 (4): e93814. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093814

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rID: 31111
Case created: 20th Sep 2014
Last edited: 27th Sep 2015
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