Teardrop sign

Plain film recognition of ankle effusion

R. Towbin, J. W. Dunbar, Jeffrey Towbin, R. Clark

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Abstract

Ankle effusions may be detected on lateral radiographs by observing a teardrop-shaped density extending anteriorly from the ankle joint along the neck of the talus. The normal and abnormal radiographic appearances of the ankle are discussed and the teardrop sign is identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)985-990
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume134
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Teardrop sign : Plain film recognition of ankle effusion. / Towbin, R.; Dunbar, J. W.; Towbin, Jeffrey; Clark, R.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 134, No. 5, 01.01.1980, p. 985-990.

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Towbin, R. ; Dunbar, J. W. ; Towbin, Jeffrey ; Clark, R. / Teardrop sign : Plain film recognition of ankle effusion. In: American Journal of Roentgenology. 1980 ; Vol. 134, No. 5. pp. 985-990.
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