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    Is neck abrasion a normal outcome after MRI?

    5-year-old boy cuban born child who barely moves due to spastic tetraplegic Cerebral Palsy underwent this morning a skull MRI at Miami's Children Hospital in Florida. The mother of the kid receives the boy back after getting anesthesia for the procedure with a circular scratch on the neck over the region of the trachea and venipunctures on all four limbs. The radiologist Dr. Wang is asked about the lesion on the neck and simply the parents are told by him and part of the Radiology Department staff that the abrasion of the neck is the normal outcome while undergoing such a procedure because of the tapes. It raises a lot of concerns:
    Are abrasions over the trachea a normal finding after a non invasive procedure as MRI?
    May the tapes cause a scratch on top of the trachea?
    How deep and heavy should have been the pressure on top of the trachea of a child under anesthesia to cause the abrasion of the neck?
    Is it that necessary to puncture the four limbs for just getting a vein?
    How necessary is propofol as anesthesia for MRI when it comes to a boy with cerebral palsy who hardly moves himself?

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