Medial stripe sign

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Aditya Shetty et al.

Medial stripe sign refers to an area of increased lucency at the interface of the medial lung and the mediastinum in case of medial pneumothorax. A small volume of pneumothorax generally accumulates anteriorly or medially which can be difficult to detect hence this sign holds a certain significance.

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Article information

rID: 27032
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Medial pneumothorax sign
  • Medial stripe sign in a pneumothorax

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