Zebra sign (cerebellum)

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Ian Bickle et al.

The zebra sign has been termed to describe the finding of layering of blood in amongst the folia of the cerebellum, particularly in the setting of remote cerebellar hemorrhage.1

This type of hemorrhage is characterized by a streaky pattern, like a zebra's stripes, due to blood spreading in the cerebellar sulci. 

The term zebra has also been used elsewhere in radiology, in the zebra stripe sign (bones).

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rID: 51363
Section: Signs
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  • Case 1: in remote cerebellar hemorrhage
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  • Case 2: day 1 post supratentorial SDH evacuation
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