Umbilical ring

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


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

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Female

No renal tract stones.

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

Case Discussion

An umbilical ring ('belly button' ring) is a form of jewellery 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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Case information

rID: 33350
Case created: 8th Jan 2015
Last edited: 21st Sep 2017
Tag: rdgh
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