Beak sign (pyloric stenosis)

Beak sign in pyloric stenosis is one of the fluoroscopic (barium meal) findings which is useful in the diagnosis of congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis

Radiographic features

Barium meal

A beak-like tapering projection of barium is seen entering into the narrowed and compressed pyloric channel with distal tapering and narrowing of barium streak.

Terminology

The term bird's beak sign is used in a number of other contexts: see bird beak sign (disambiguation)

 


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Article Information

rID: 25524
Section: Signs
Tags: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Beak sign of pyloric stenosis
  • Beak sign - pyloric stenosis

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