‘Thumb sign’ in X-ray seen in –
- Acute epiglottitis
- Pathology – edematous and enlarged epiglottis
- Found in which investigation – seen on lateral soft-tissue radiograph of the neck
- What ‘Thumb sign’ in X-ray suggests? – Diagnosis of acute infectious epiglottitis
What is omega epiglottis?
- Omega epiglottis is a variant configuration of the normal epiglottis in which the lateral folds are curled inwards. The configuration is not necessarily pathologic but has been associated with higher rates of laryngomalacia.