Umbilical ring

Case contributed by Ian Bickle
Diagnosis not applicable


Young female with right sided flank pain. Concern of renal colic.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Female

No renal tract stones.

A umbilical ring (jewelry) is projected over the mid abdomen.

Case Discussion

An umbilical ring ('belly button' ring) is a form of jewelry worn by both men and women, although more commonly sported by the latter.

They come in a range of shapes and designs and may be observed on the abdominal film. Like nipple ring wearers, patients are often reluctant to remove them for the purposes of having an x-ray taken.

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