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Deep sulcus sign

In radiology, the deep sulcus sign on an x-ray in an indication of a pneumothorax.[1] [2] In a supine film (common in the ICU), it may be the only indication of a pneumothorax because air collects in the anterior costophrenic sulcus instead of the apex (of the lung) as with an upright film.

See also

  • Terms for anatomical location


  1. ^ Gordon R. The deep sulcus sign. Radiology. 1980 Jul;136(1):25-7. PMID 7384513.
  2. ^ Kong A. The deep sulcus sign. Radiology. 2003 Aug;228(2):415-6. PMID 12893899. Free Full Text.
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