Mercedes-Benz sign - on CT

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Incidental finding in a patient with polytrauma.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

Several cholelithiasis containing air centrally are seen in the gallbladder. Gall bladder diameter and wall thickness are normal . No evidence of fat stranding around the gall bladder.

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with Mercedes Benz sign which is describes the appearance of the triradiate collection of nitrogen gas in the gallbladder stones.

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Case information

rID: 21613
Published: 3rd Feb 2013
Last edited: 7th Feb 2016
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