Mercedes benz sign

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

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For illustration purposes.

Modality: Photo

The distinct badge of the German car manufacturer Mercedes Benz.

Photo courtesy of Mr Roger Bickle, Melton Mowbray, UK.

Case Discussion

The Mercedes-Benz sign describes a star-shaped pattern of gas-fissuring within gallstones initially described on an abdominal radiograph, but now more commonly identified on CT.

The name is also given to the clinical appearance of a surgical scar from an incision used for major hepatobiliary surgery.

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Case Information

rID: 45967
Case created: 15th Jun 2016
Last edited: 15th Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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