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Child Swallows Mickey Mouse – The Mickey Mouse Sign

History: Parent concerned child swallowed a “foreign body.” This is what I’ve termed a “pseudo-Mickey Mouse sign,” as there are many other real Mickey Mouse signs in radiology. For example, anencephaly (see below), progressive supranuclear palsy, outward flair of the iliac wings in Down Syndrome, radiotracer uptake in the pedicles on bone scan for Paget’s … Continue reading

Pediatric Radiology is Awesome

I’m a fan of all areas of radiology, but there are many reasons why pediatric radiology is what I will eventually devote my career in medicine to. More to come on that later. But for now, who wouldn’t want to work in a department with a yellow submarine CT scanner?

Normal Pediatric Upper GI

History: 1 day old infant with bilious emesis.  This is a normal upper GI study in a neonate. The patient is usually imaged first in the right lateral position and multiple images are obtained as contrast passes through to the duodenum and ligament of Treitz. The most common indication in the emergent setting is bilious … Continue reading

Pediatric Ankle Anatomy

The following images are from WikiRadiography (WetPaint) here.

Pediatric Hand Anatomy

The following images are from WikiRadiography (Wet Paint) here.

Pediatric Elbow Anatomy

The following images are from WikiRadiography (WetPaint) here. See a lateral epicondyle avulstion fracture here.

Pediatric Knee Anatomy

The following images are from WikiRadiography (WetPaint) here .

Pediatric Femur Anatomy

The following images are from WikiRadiography (WetPaint) here. See a pediatric femur fracture here.  

Lateral Epicondyle Avulsion Fracture

History: child with elbow pain.  This is an example of a lateral epicondyle avulsion fracture in a child, which is a very rare epicondyle fracture and much less common than medial epicondyle fractures. A lateral epicondyle fracture is due to an avulsion of the lateral epicondyle by excessive force from the common extensor tendon, which … Continue reading

Clavicle Fracture

History: child with left shoulder pain after bicycle accident.  This is a typical clavicle fracture in children with mild apex cephalad (pointing upward towards the head) angulation. This clavicle fracture actually exhibits full thickness break through the bone cortex, but children can frequently have incomplete fractures. These are referred to as buckle fractures (or torus … Continue reading