Kirklin complex

The Kirklin complex is a combination of the Carman meniscus sign associated with a radiolucent semicircular zone surrounding the elevated ridge of the ulcer. This complex is seen in cases of gastric adenocarcinoma on barium studies.

History and etymology

Byrl Raymond Kirklin, (1888-1957 2) an American radiologist described this appearance.

See also

Article information

rID: 19921
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Kirklin's complex

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