Celery stalk sign (anterior cruciate ligament)

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The celery stalk sign is a term given to the appearance of the anterior cruciate ligament which has undergone mucoid degeneration and  has been likened to that of a celery stalk. Its low signal longitudinal fibers are separated from each other by higher signal mucinous material, best seen on T2 weighted images.

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Article information

rID: 3619
Section: Signs
Tag: knee
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Celery stalk sign (ACL)

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    Case 1: Celery stalk sign in ACL mucoid degeneration
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    Case 2: Celery stalk sign in ACL mucoid degeneration
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