Salt and pepper sign (disambiguation)
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The salt and pepper sign is used to refer to a speckled appearance of tissue on imaging. It is used in many contexts, but most commonly for the appearance of certain lesions on MRI, especially paragangliomas.
- salt and pepper noise (MRI artifact) 9
- salt and pepper sign (ARPCKD) 8
- salt and pepper sign (paraganglioma) 1-7
- salt and pepper sign (Sjögren syndrome)
- salt and pepper sign (vertebral hemangioma)
salt and pepper skull (hyperparathyroidism)
- sometimes confused with raindrop skull of myeloma
NB: pathologists also use the term "salt and pepper", to refer to a distinctive appearance of the chromatin in some diseases 10.
When you think about it, you can probably find folk who have used the term for all sorts of lesions; any lesion that has a fine granular imaging texture will do the trick.
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