April Fools'

Dr Andrew Dixon and Dr Matt Skalski et al.

The Radiopaedia editors have a recurring commitment to prank the collective radiology community each year on April 1, an informal holiday known as April Fools' day. Sometimes months in the planning and creation, the pseudo-pathologies depicted on imaging are an exciting annual project the editors look forward to with mischievous childish delight. Each case is shared across our social media network and the growth in page visits each year is largely a reflection of our growing social media influence.   

List of April Fools' cases 

Article information

rID: 28587
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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Cases and figures

  • 2012: maxillary tettigoniidaosis
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  • 2013: Von Schlapp syndrome
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  • 2014: teapot syndrome
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  • 2015: Tin Man syndrome
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  • 2016: Cactus disease
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  • 2018: Serpentine syndrome
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  • 2019: calcified peritoneal arachnoidosis
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  • 2020: resonance imparted periostitis (RIP)
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  • 2021: Radiopaedia hard copy
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