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Fleischner's Sign

Fleischner's Sign

The Fleischner sign refers to a prominent central pulmonary artery that can be commonly caused either by pulmonary hypertension or by distension of the vessel by a large pulmonary embolus. It can be seen on chest radiographs, CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA), and MR pulmonary angiography (MRPA). It is seen most commonly in the setting of massive pulmonary embolism (defined angiographically as involving 50% or more of the major pulmonary artery branches). It has a low sensitivity but high specificity.  It is one of several described signs of pulmonary embolus on chest radiographs.

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