EURORAD ESR

Case 9308

Packets filled with heroin in the oesophagus and colon

Author(s)
Bettini G, Spallanzani S, Orsitto E.
 
Patient
male, 23 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Frontal radiograph

    Chest radiograph reveals an ovoid opaque area, at the C6-C7 level. The air column of airway is displaced by the ovoid dense lesion.

     
    Area of Interest: Thorax; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography;
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Sagittal radiograph

    Lateral radiograph of the neck reveals an ovoid dense lesion, at the C6-C7 level.

     
    Area of Interest: Thorax; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography;
     
     
  • Figure 3
    CT coronal reconstruction

    An ovoid foreign body is seen within the lumen of the proximal third of the oesophagus.

     
    Area of Interest: Oesophagus; Imaging Technique: CT;
     
     
  • Figure 4
    CT sagittal reconstruction

    An ovoid foreign body is seen within the lumen of the proximal third of the oesophagus.

     
    Area of Interest: Oesophagus; Imaging Technique: CT;
     
     
  • Figure 5
    CT at level of C6-C7

    A rounded foreign body is seen within the lumen of the oesophagus.

     
    Area of Interest: Oesophagus; Imaging Technique: CT;
     
     
  • Figure 6
    Upright abdominal radiograph

    Numerous well-defined oval-shaped dense lesions are seen in the intestine.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography;
     
     
  • Figure 7
    Upright abdominal radiograph

    Numerous well-defined oval-shaped dense lesions are seen in the intestine.

     
    Area of Interest: Abdomen; Imaging Technique: Digital radiography;
     
     
Chest radiograph reveals an ovoid opaque area, at the C6-C7 level. The air column of airway is displaced by the ovoid dense lesion.
 
Lateral radiograph of the neck reveals an ovoid dense lesion, at the C6-C7 level.
 
An ovoid foreign body is seen within the lumen of the proximal third of the oesophagus.
 
An ovoid foreign body is seen within the lumen of the proximal third of the oesophagus.
 
A rounded foreign body is seen within the lumen of the oesophagus.
 
Numerous well-defined oval-shaped dense lesions are seen in the intestine.
 
Numerous well-defined oval-shaped dense lesions are seen in the intestine.
 
 
 
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