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Dog Leg Sign

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Composite of arteriogram and pooch-o-gram

dog leg sign 


A popular term for the visual kinking of the popliteal artery, as seen on angiography in the presence of an aneurysm with a thrombus that prevents opacification of the entire dilated segment of the artery, imparting an appearance fancifully likened to that of a dog’s hind legs 



By |2018-08-19T13:39:02+00:00June 19th, 2018|Classic Medicine Category|Comments Off on Dog Leg Sign

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Born in Ohio, raised in Jersey (the state, not the island), med school in Spain (Tenerife) and Berlin (West) at Klinikum Steglitz. I’ve had undistinguished career in pathology; I’m not currently practicing, largely because I must get this albatross from my neck. I spent some time practicing in the UK. I’m desperate to get back into pathology, but have accepted that of the 7 billion people on the planet, I’m the only one insane enough to write a medical dictionary–which may explain why a new one hasn’t been written in over 75 years.