Stag's antler sign (lungs)

The stag's antler sign refers to upper lobe pulmonary venous diversion (cephalisation) in pulmonary venous hypertension or pulmonary oedema as seen on frontal chest radiograph.

The prominence of upper lobe pulmonary veins resemble a stag's antlers. It is the earliest sign of pulmonary venous hypertension (grade 1 pulmonary oedema). This sign is also known as hands-up sign or inverted moustache sign.

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Article information

rID: 41306
System: Chest, Vascular
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Antler sign
  • stag-antler sign

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