Centipede sign (mesentery)

Dr Dan J Bell and Dr Azza Elgendy et al.

The centipede sign is seen as engorged mesenteric vessels in cases of acute sigmoid diverticulitis which gives an appearance similar to a centipede 1.

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rID: 34992
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Centipede sign of diverticulitis

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    Case 1: sigmoid diverticulitis - perforated
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