Tail sign

Last revised by Marcos Gil Alberto da Veiga on 28 Nov 2020

The tail sign has been described as being specific to Dandy-Walker malformation in fetal MRI.1

It is described as a linear T2 hypointensity in the inferior part of the vermis. Histologically, it corresponds to a thickness of the fourth ventricle roof that appears raised and dysplastic.1

The specificity and clinical utility of this sign have been disputed and considered misleading.2  

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