Vagal nerve stimulator

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Shortness of breath. Chest infection?

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female
X-ray

Medical device projected over the left side of the thoracic cavity with associated wires extending towards the left side of the neck.

Lungs clear.

Case Discussion

The potential range of medical devices projected over the chest and abdomen observed on imaging is broad.

This a less common one - a vagal nerve stimulator. It's not a pacemaker - look where the wires go!

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Case information

rID: 56361
Case created: 28th Oct 2017
Last edited: 29th Oct 2017
System: Head & Neck
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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