Hampton line

The Hampton line is a thin millimetric radiolucent line seen at the neck of a gastric ulcer in barium studies (profile view), indicating its benign nature. It is caused by a thin line of mucosa overhanging the ulcer's crater.

History and etymology

It was originally described by Aubrey Otis Hampton (1900-1955) 2, an American radiologist.

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rID: 19922
Section: Signs
Tags: cases, refs, eponym
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hampton's line

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