Hampton's hump sign

Picture of a camel displaying its hump which is a rounded mass or protuberance on its back.

Hampton's hump sign, also called Hampton hump, is a radiological sign which consists of a shallow wedge-shaped opacity in the periphery of the lung with its base against the pleural surface. It is named after Aubrey Otis Hampton who first described it in 1940.


Hampton's hump along with Westermark's sign aids in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.


Hampton's Sign.

Yellow star in the region of wedged-shape opacity that represent Hampton's Sign.  
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