Apple core sign (colon)

The apple core sign, also known as a napkin ring sign (bowel), is most frequently associated with constriction of the lumen of the colon by a stenosing annular colorectal carcinoma.

Differential diagnosis

The appearance of the apple-core lesion of the colon also can be caused by other diseases 3:

See also


Barium studies
Inspired signs
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Article Information

rID: 21967
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Napkin ring sign (colon)
  • Apple core sign of the colon
  • Apple core appearance of the colon

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