Tampon on pelvis x-ray

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

Preoperative evaluation for kidney transplant.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
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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