Year: 2016 | Month: June | Volume: 3 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 66-67
Finger in Glove Sign
Assistant Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry-605006.
Finger in Glove Sign detected on chest radiograph and CT scan is due to mucoid impactions in large air ways. They are usually visualized as tubular opacities and may occur in congenital conditions like bronchial atresia, cystic fibrosis and also in acquired diseases like ABPA, bronchiectasis, foreign bodies, tumors, bronchial asthma and tuberculosis. Mucoid impaction should be differentiated from other disease processes like Arteriovenous malformations which can be excluded from doing a contrast study. In patients with smoking history, a bronchoscopy is advised to rule out malignancy.
Key words: Finger in Glove Sign, tubular opacities, mucoid impactions.