Egyptian eye sign
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"Egyptian eye sign" or "sonographic eye sign" refers to the normal appearance of great saphenous vein on ultrasound, in transverse view 1,2.
Ultrasound examination of the great saphenous vein shows echogenic fascia surrounding it, with the saphenous fascia superiorly and the muscular fascia inferiorly. The appearance of great saphenous vein along with saphenous fascia and muscular fascia is known as the Egyptian eye sign 1,2.
It can be likened to the Eye of Horus, a symbol in ancient Egyptian religion 3.
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