Kerley lines

Kerley lines
Ker·ley lines (kurґle) [Sir Peter James Kerley, English radiologist, 1900–1979] see under line.

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  • Kerley B lines — fine horizontal lines seen in the angle between the diaphragm and the chest wall on an AP (anteroposterior) chest X ray. It is a sign of pulmonary oedema and therefore heart failure [J. Kerley (20th century), British radiologist] …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • Peter Kerley — Sir Peter Kerley (1900 ndash;1978) was a radiologist from Dundalk, Ireland and a graduate of University College Dublin (1923). He spent a year training in radiology in Vienna. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Ireland, in 1939. He was… …   Wikipedia

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