Kirklin sign

The Kirklin sign refers to a deformity of the normal gastric air bubble on an upright chest radiograph due to a mass lesion of the gastric cardia or fundus.

The differential for a Kirklin sign includes

The Kirklin sign is different than the Kirklin complex, a gastric finding on upper Gi fluoroscopy.

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rID: 37045
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Kirklin's sign

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