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Tangential calcium sign

A tangential calcium sign is a sign seen with an aortic aneurysm rupture. The calcified intimal rim is discontinuous and is seen to tangentially point away from the aneurysmal lumen. This sign is seen at the point of breach. There is associated retroperitoneal leakage.

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rID: 25604
System: Vascular
Section: Signs
Tag: refs, cases, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tangential calcium rim sign

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