Tampon on pelvis x-ray

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

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47 year old female had a preoperative evaluation for kidney transplant.

Patient Data

Age: 47
Gender: Female
X-ray

There is a cylindrical gas filled structure in the pelvis in the orientation of the vagina.

Case Discussion

Recognition of these on x-rays can be important, especially in patients who are obtunded because they may overlooked and be a cause of subsequent infection and sepsis. 

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Case information

rID: 26788
Case created: 8th Jan 2014
Last edited: 7th Dec 2015
System: Gynaecology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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