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Motion artefact in multidetector CT in a child with severe chest injury resembling serious pathology
  1. Suheil Artul1,2,
  2. Antoine Yamini1
  1. 1 Radiology Department, EMMS Hospital Nazareth, Nazareth, Israel
  2. 2 Faculty of medicine, Bar Ilan University, Nazareth, Israel
  1. Correspondence to Dr Suheil Artul, Department of Radiology, EMMS Hospital Nazareth, Faculty of Medicine, Bar Ilan University, Nazareth 16100, Israel; suheilartul{at}{at}

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A 14-year-old boy was presented to the emergency department with dyspnoea and chest pain after severe chest injury due to a fall from a high tree.

Sagittal reconstruction of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) shows motion artefact in the manubrium of the sternum resembling severe fracture (figures 1).

Lateral X-ray of the sternum (figures …

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  • Contributors AS did the diagnosis, wrote the first draft and approved it; TY reviewed and approved the final manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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