Mercedes Benz sign (In gallstone X-ray)

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Patient Data

Age: 47
Gender: Male

Opacities in the right upper quadrant have radial lucencies representing gas.

Opacities in the right upper quadrant have radial lucencies representing gas.

Case Discussion

Cracking of the large gallstones may facilitate their excretion, the phenomenon called Mercede Benz sign.  MercedesBenz pattern exactly reminds the well-known sign of the automobile. This sign is not always obvious and one has to look for it.

A Case from Prof. Saeed Rad's archive, Radiology department, TABRIZ university of medical sciences. Iran.

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Case information

rID: 20618
Case created: 30th Nov 2012
Last edited: 9th Nov 2015
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