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Phantom abdominal wall extravasation of contrast media on abdominal X-ray
  1. Sachiko Imanishi1,
  2. Osamu Nomura2,
  3. Hiroyuki Hanada2
  1. 1 School of Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Japan
  2. 2 Department of Emergency and Disaster Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Osamu Nomura, Department of Emergency and Disaster Medicine, Hirosaki University, Hirosaki 036-8560, Japan; osamunomura{at}

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Clinical introduction

A 48-year-old woman presented at a community hospital with left upper quadrant pain following a motor vehicle accident. Contrasted CT of the abdomen showed severe splenic injury, and she was transported to our hospital for transcatheter arterial embolisation (TAE) of the splenic artery. An X-ray of the abdomen taken at our hospital immediately after haemodynamic stabilisation (figure 1).

Figure 1

Plain X-ray of the abdomen taken at presentation at our hospital shows multiple nodular densities in the lower …

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  • Contributors SI wrote this paper, ON supervised the manuscript writing and HH surpervised the writing and patient care. All authors approved the submission. The authors would like to thank Yoshiya Ishizawa and Shinya Yaguchi for their technical support.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.