Skip to Content

scimitar sign


Definition: a curvilinear structure seen radiographically in the lung and associated with anomalous pulmonary venous drainage, suggesting the sickle shape of a saber; also used to refer to the scalloped shape of the sacrum in spinal dysraphism with anterior meningocele.

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.