Stierlin sign (tuberculosis of ileocaecal junction)

Dr Aditya Shetty et al.

The Stierlin sign refers to repeated emptying of the caecum, seen radiographically as barium remaining in the terminal part of the ileum and in the transverse colon. This occurs due to irritation of the caecum caused by M. tuberculosis.


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Section: Signs
Tag: shetty
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