Thumb sign

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

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For illustration purposes

Modality: Photo

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
Case created: 20th Mar 2017
Last edited: 20th Mar 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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