Radiological case

  • Filipe Macedo Computerized Image Medical Service, Centro Hospitalar do Porto
Keywords: Artefacts, chest x -ray, hair


We present a case of a 14 -year -old girl with fever and cough in whom the chest x -ray revealed a bizarre density over the upper two thirds of the left lung. It was due to the superimposed long hair hanging on her back. Artefacts images must systematically be suspected specially when being of strange shapes.


Hassan Max, Valois Philippe. Guide d`interprétation de la radiographie thoracique de l`enfant. Séméiologie normale et pathologique. Paris9: Médecine -Sciences Falammarion; 2005. p. 26 -7.

How to Cite
Macedo, F. (2016). Radiological case. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 23(1), 46-47.
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