Thumb sign

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


For illustration purposes


The lateral aspect of the thumb with its bulbous ventral aspect.

Photograph provided by Ian Bickle, UK.

Case Discussion

The thumb sign is a manifestation of an oedematous and enlarged epiglottis which is seen as a soft tissue mass on a lateral soft-tissue radiograph of the neck, in epiglottis.

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Case information

rID: 52060
Published: 20th Mar 2017
Last edited: 20th Mar 2017
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