Category: Visual Diagnosis
A 41 year old female presenting with intermittent RUQ abdominal pain for 1 week. An ultrasound of the right upper quadrant was performed. What is the diagnosis ?
Answer: WES sign
WES sign stands for Wall Echo Shadow sign. It is a triad of:
1- Thick echogenic gall bladder wall (W)
2- Echoes filling the gallbladder (E)
3- A posterior acoustic shadow (S)
Rybicki, F. J. (2000). The WES Sign 1. Radiology, 214(3), 881-882.