Zebra sign (cerebellum)

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Ian Bickle et al.

The zebra sign has been termed to describe the finding of layering of blood in amongst the folia of the cerebellum, particularly in the setting of remote cerebellar haemorrhage.1

This type of haemorrhage is characterised by a streaky pattern, like a zebra's stripes, due to blood spreading in the cerebellar sulci. 

The term zebra has also been used elsewhere in radiology, in the zebra stripe sign (bones).

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Section: Signs
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    Case 1: in remote cerebellar haemorrhage
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    Case 2: day 1 post supratentorial SDH evacuation
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