Dependent viscera sign

The dependent viscera sign is one of the signs of diaphragmatic rupture on axial CT or MR images, where herniated viscera lies against the posterior thoracic wall in a dependent position, as it is no longer supported by the diaphragm.

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rID: 21688
Section: Signs
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Dependent visceral sign
  • Dependent viscera sign of diaphragmatic rupture

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