Moulage sign (bowel)

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The moulage sign is related to sprue, in particular celiac disease. It occurs where there is a dilated jejunal loop with complete loss of jejunal folds 1. It is said to appear like a tube into which wax has been poured.

History and etymology

Moulage (French: casting/molding) is the art of applying mock injuries to aid in the education of medical emergency teams. It was used as early as the renaissance when wax figures were used.

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rID: 6477
Section: Signs
Tag: refs, cases, stub
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