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Using Ionizing Radiation in Children – What do you know?

I’m curious to understand what the readers of radiologypics.com know about ionizing radiation, so I’ve created a few questions that I’d like to get your answers to below.

Pediatric Radiology Waiting Room

A physician’s waiting room is never a great place to spend a lot of time.  I thought the above comic was a great spin on the popular book 50 Shades of Grey. You can find more great comics from J. Chang MD on PoorMD. As a father of two kids, I am sincerely grateful that these … Continue reading

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 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

Solution to Unknown Case #36 – Osteoid Osteoma

History: adolescent with leg pain at night.  This is a classic case of an osteoid osteoma. An osteoid osteoma is a benign osteoid producing bone tumor. They are radiolucent on radiographs and classically have tumor nidus surrounded by reactive sclerosis on radiographs and edema on MRI. Osteoid osteomas represent approximately 10-15% of benign bone tumors … Continue reading

Unknown Case #36 – Child with leg pain

History: Adolescent with leg pain at night.  What is your diagnosis for this adolescent with leg pain at night? Comment and share below!