Shred sign (lungs)

Shred sign is a static sonographic sign observed in lung consolidation. The deeper border of consolidated lung tissue that makes contact with the aerated lung is shredded and irregular. This sign is not seen in massive translobar consolidation in which it is more difficult to appreciate the deeper border of the lung. It has a high sensitivity and specificity.

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rID: 30808
System: Chest
Section: Signs
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