displaced intimal calcification

displaced intimal calcification

in chest radiography, displacement of the line of the calcified intima of the aorta away from its outer wall, a finding in a small percentage of cases of dissection of blood in the aortic media. See: aortic dissection.
Synonym(s): calcium sign
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Abnormalities include widening of the superior mediastinum, a disparity in size between ascending and descending aorta, a double aortic shadow, radiolucency of the false lumen, an irregular aortic contour, loss of sharpness of the aorta and displaced intimal calcification.