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Hockey stick sign (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease)

The hockey stick sign refers to the hyperintense signal involving the pulvinar and dorsomedial thalamic nuclei bilaterally on FLAIR, in cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which has the shape of a hockey stick.

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rID: 19930
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hockey stick sign in variant CJD

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