Image Question-35

Mickey Mouse sign

Case courtesy of Hazem M Almasarei, Radiopaedia.org. From the case rID: 56728

Mickey Mouse sign is described on ultrasound image at the groin in presence of dilated ———–


A. accessory saphenous vein

B. common femoral vein

C. great saphenous vein

D. common femoral artery



The presence of a Mickey Mouse sign has been a great diagnostic clue to check accessory saphenous vein insufficiency.


“Mickey Mouse View”


“Mickey Mouse View” at the saphenofemoral junction in the groin: the common femoral vein (CFV) represents the head of Mickey Mouse while the great saphenous vein (GSV) and the femoral artery (CFA) represent the ears


Mickey Mouse sign


Mickey Mouse sign
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