This is a plain abdominal X-ray of an 85-year old lady who has undergone an extensive, fully modern evaluation for iron-deficient anemia. The object circled in yellow in the left pelvis was read as an "unknown metallic object likely on the abdominal wall; clinical correlation needed." Her past history is significant for TAH/BSO and radiation therapy in the 50's for cervical cancer, a lap chole about 6 years ago, and arthritis (not on NSAIDs). Anyone want to guess at the nature of the radiographic finding? I'll post the answer on Wednesday.
Monday, April 25, 2005
Posted by Aggravated DocSurg at 10:45 AM