Matterhorn sign

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 04 Jun 2019

The Matterhorn sign is a descriptive sign for a calcified disc herniation that impales the dural sac and sometimes the cord, typically located in the thoracic spine.

History and etymology

This sign is named after one of the most iconic mountains in the Alps: the Matterhorn.

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Cases and figures

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