Inhaled Thumbtack Chest X-Ray

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These images are of  a plain-film chest Xray in a patient who inhaled a thumbtack.  Notice that the plastic body of the thumbtack is not visualized, just the metallic “pin”.
Images Copyright 2015 William E. Franklin, DO

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