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Kantor's string sign

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Narrowing of the lumen revealed on x-ray as a thin line of barium ending at the ileo-caecal junction, seen in Crohn regional ileitis, in ileal tuberculosis, endometriosis, actinomycosis or enterogenous cysts. Published in 1934.

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