Congratulations to Brad, he is this week's VizD winner.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
Brad is the winner of $5
A 5-year-old boy is brought to your ED by his parents who state that the boy boy either swallowed or inhaled a coin. The boy is stable and you get a radiograph.
What is the most likely location of the coin?
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Coins are usually seen in a coronal alignment on anteroposterior (AP), or frontal, radiographs
If the foreign body is in the trachea, it presents in a sagittal orientation because the tracheal rings are incomplete in the posterior aspect.
The next VizD will be posted on Monday October 8
VizD is a weekly contest of an interesting or pathognomonic image from emergency medicine. Its goal is to integrate learning into a fun and relaxed environment. All images are original and are posted with the consent of the patient. For more information please refer to the following link.