Mercedes benz sign

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


For illustration purposes.


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
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