Medial stripe sign

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 07 Jan 2020

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

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: pneumothorax
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