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"Mint with a hole" in Radiology

The polo mint sign is a description given to a venous thrombosis on contrast enhanced CT imaging. When viewed in the axial plane, a thin rim of contrast persists around a central filling defect due to thrombus. This gives an appearance like that of the popular mint sweet, the polo, also referred to as the 'mint with a hole'.

Case courtesy of Dr Ian Bickle, - view the whole case here (
"Mint with a hole" in Radiology Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Rating: 5

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