Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Film performed to assess for renal tract calculi in the context of right flank pain.

Patient Data

Age: 29
Gender: Female

Linear air filled structure with the distal end near the pubic symphysis extending to the left.

Annotated image

Air trapped within the tampon (sanitary wear for females).

It is trapped within the cotton composition of the tampon, which is present here as an incidental finding.

Case Discussion

Lots of incidental findings may be apparent on radiographs.

Recognition is important so one knows their lack of or clinical relevance to the clinical scenario.

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Case information

rID: 30069
Published: 16th Jul 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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