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Weird X-Ray Of The Week

Can anyone tell me what this is? (I’ll post the answer in the comments section).

Film Credit: Dr. Michael Armento

Film Credit: Dr. Michael Armento


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12 Responses to “Weird X-Ray Of The Week”

  1. Wormin man says:

    worm in man

  2. beadnik says:

    csf shunt displaced in young boy?

  3. Lisa Emrich says:

    I am guessing some type of worm in a baby boy, but that's not exacting how I pictured the large intestines wrapping across the abdomen. So my non-medically trained guess is a worm in the intestines.

  4. #1 Dinosaur says:

    Given that the tag on the picture is “vpshunt.jpg”, the tube would indeed appear to be a displaced ventriculoperitoneal (csf to abdominal cavity) shunt. My guess would be that it has migrated into the scrotum via an indirect inguinal hernia.

  5. Chip Friday says:

    NG tube laying on abd pre-placement

  6. valjonesmd says:

    Thanks for all your smart comments – #1 Dino is the closest to the full story. Congrats, Dino! This is in fact a VP shunt tracking from the brain of a child with spina bifida into the peritoneal cavity, through an inguinal hernia and into the scrotum (which is distended with CSF). The shunt and hernia were repaired soon after the x-ray was taken.

  7. #1 Dinosaur says:

    Given that the tag on the picture is “vpshunt.jpg”, the tube would indeed appear to be a displaced ventriculoperitoneal (csf to abdominal cavity) shunt. My guess would be that it has migrated into the scrotum via an indirect inguinal hernia.

  8. Chip Friday says:

    NG tube laying on abd pre-placement

  9. valjonesmd says:

    Thanks for all your smart comments – #1 Dino is the closest to the full story. Congrats, Dino! This is in fact a VP shunt tracking from the brain of a child with spina bifida into the peritoneal cavity, through an inguinal hernia and into the scrotum (which is distended with CSF). The shunt and hernia were repaired soon after the x-ray was taken.

  10. wade says:

    A plain film X-Ray of lower abdomen

  11. Fred Dieckmann says:

    Closure of a Secundum Atrial Septal Defect With a
    Septal Occluder via a Transhepatic
    Approach in a Small Infant

  12. Norma says:

    Drainage tube from hydrocephalus shunt that has perforated the bladder and migrated down into the scrotum?

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