fuck yes fuck that door up good
So I saw this at work the other day in fluroscopy and was like “what the hell?” It’s not a worm. It’s not a surgical implant. It’s a Lippes loop, a discontinued variety of intrauterine contraceptive device. Looks like I forgot my obgyn. First time I’ve seen one!
Water bottle sign - refers to the shape of the cardiac silhouette on erect frontal chest x-rays in patients who have a very large pericardial effusion. The fluid, often measuring a litre or more, causes the pericardium to sag mimicking an old-fashioned water bottle sitting on a bench. Typically the effusion has accumulated over many weeks (e.g. in patients with malignancy) and the pericardium has gradually stretched. Coronal CT image is shown for correlation.
Skeleton of a man with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, a condition where muscular tissue slowly turns into bone.
Vintage illustrations from The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works. 1959
Whatcha lookin’ at there, bottom right?