"Peace" belt artifact

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Distended abdomen ? bowel obstruction

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Dilated gas filled small and large bowel down to the level of the rectum.   No obstruction.

Artifact from a clipper button of open trousers and a large belt buckle.

Case Discussion

Artifact from a belt buckle insufficiently removed from the parameters of the film.

A rather stylish belt indeed with the word PEACE emblazoned on it.

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