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Case of the Week 339

What's the most likely diagnosis?

  • 43 year-old with foreign body in right main bronchus caught in the nick of time

  1. Broncholith
  2. Old TB
  3. Dermoid
  4. Carcinoid tumor
  5. Santa Claus

Additional Image - Close-up of right main bronchus


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5. Santa Claus and his 8 Reindeer

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  Santa Claus and his Eight Reindeer

  General Considerations

  • Also known as:
    • Saint Nicholas
    • Father Christmas
    • Kris Kringle
  • Image of plump, jolly, red-coated man became popular in United States in 19th century
  • Believed to live with Mrs. Claus in northern climates
  • Reindeer were established in poem "The Night Before Christmas" attributed to Clement Clarke Moore in 1823

This is a retouched photograph of a coronal reformatted CT scan of the chest. There is no foreign body present.




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