World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Golden S sign

Article Id: WHEBN0021906598
Reproduction Date:

Title: Golden S sign  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Radiologic sign
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Golden S sign

In medicine, the Golden S sign is a sign seen on imaging of the chest that suggests a central lung mass or lung collapse.[1] It was first described by Golden in 1925 in association with bronchial carcinoma,[2] but it is also seen in metastatic cancer, enlarged lymph nodes, and collapse of the right upper lobe of the lung.[1]

Appearance

The Golden S sign can be seen on plain radiographs as well as on computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest.[1][3] The sign is seen in the right lung as a distorted minor fissure, whose lateral aspect is concave inferiorly and whose medial aspect is convex inferiorly.[1] This produces a "reverse S" appearance, responsible for the sign being occasionally called the reverse S sign of Golden.[1]

References

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.