Hatchet sign (ankylosing spondylitis)
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The hatchet sign refers to the limited erosion of the lateral aspect of the humeral head that produces a hatchet-shaped deformity. This finding is typically associated with ankylosing spondylitis.
Confusingly, the similar term "hatchet head" shoulder has been used by orthopedic surgeons for multiple epiphyseal dysplasia 3,5.
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