Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai


40 year old man with abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male


Case Discussion

CT reveals a confluent mass which is encasing the abdominal aorta and its branches. These images two classic signs of lymphoma.

The "sandwich sign" which refers to sandwiching of vessels by lymphoma and not narrowing them.

The other sign is "floating aorta" sign - the aorta is lifted away from the vertebral column by the lymphoma mass.

Final diagnosis: Lymphoma (Hodgkins)

Special thank you to Dr Kapil Naik, Radiologist GOA, INDIA

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Case information

rID: 12694
Published: 1st Jan 2011
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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