angel wings sign
(1) A descriptive term for a pattern of symmetrical perihilar “soft” radiodensities seen on a plain A-P chest film in patients with simple silicosis, due to massive fibrosis where large masses are most prominent in the upper lobes, and fancifully likened to angels’ wings.
(2) A descriptive term for the radiologic appearance of pulmonary oedema involving perihilar regions, sparing the lung periphery a finding which, here too, has been fancifully likened to angels’ wings
A descriptive term for the appearance of neonatal pneumomediastinum, as seen by a plain film of the chest which has been here again, fancifully likened to…you guessed it, angels’ wings
Synonym Bat wings