In medical imaging literature, a mickey mouse appearance has been given to imaging features that depict that of a Mickey mouse when viewed from the front. It has been described with:
- anencephaly 2
- progressive supranuclear palsy 1
- synonymously with a finger in glove sign
- the flared shape of the iliac wings on pelvic radiograph in Down syndrome
- at the groin by normal femoral artery bifurcation, with an enlarged and incompressible femoral vein characteristic of recent venous thrombosis 3
- paget disease if increased radiotracer uptake in the bone scan in spinous process and pedicles
- in short axis Mickey mouse view of the portal triad as a part of biliary ultrasound scan 4
- 1. Josephs KA. Frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Neurol Clin. 2007;25 (3): 683-96, vi. doi:10.1016/j.ncl.2007.03.005 - Free text at pubmed - Pubmed citation
- 2. Chatzipapas IK, Whitlow BJ, Economides DL. The 'Mickey Mouse' sign and the diagnosis of anencephaly in early pregnancy. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 1999;13 (3): 196-9. doi:10.1046/j.1469-0705.1999.13030196.x - Pubmed citation
- 3-BMJ Case Rep. 2009; 2009: bcr2007054080.Published online 2009 Feb 16. doi: 10.1136/bcr.2007.054080,PMCID: PMC3105814 Images in...
- 4.Emory university school of medicine, emergency ultrasound, Mickey Mouse" view of Portal Triad.