Lyre sign (carotid artery)

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The lyre sign refers to the splaying of the internal and external carotid by a carotid body tumor. Classically described on angiography it is also visible on CT angiography.

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rID: 6795
Section: Signs
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  • Figure 1: lyre held by Apollo
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  • Case 1: carotid body tumor
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