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Leopard skin sign (white matter)

The leopard skin sign (also known as tigroid pattern or stripe sign) results from dark-spots or stripes (spared perivascular white matter) within bright demyelinated periventricular white matter on T2W images. It is characteristically seen in:

See also

Inspired signs

Article information

rID: 17588
Section: Signs
Tag: signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tigroid pattern
  • Tigroid appearance
  • Stripe sign
  • Leopard's skin sign
  • Tigroid sign

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