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Celery stalk sign (anterior cruciate ligament)

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 appreciated on T2 weighted images.

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

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  • Photograph: celery stalk
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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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  • Case 3: Celery stalk sign in ACL mucoid degeneration
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