spinnaker sail sign


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Related to spinnaker sail sign: Thymic Sail Sign
A descriptive term for a superiorly displaced thymic shadow seen on a plain chest film of a neonate with a unilateral pneumomediastinum, which the coining authors likened to a fully-blown spinnaker sail; bilateral pneumomediastinum in the neonate has been called ‘angel wings’ sign
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spinnaker sail sign

An outline of the thymus of a child by radiolucent lines. It is seen on chest x-ray examinations of children with pneumomediastinum.
See also: sign
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