Indentation in the border of a solid lung mass (thought to represent a nutrient/feeding vessel) and is suggestive of a bronchial carcinoma.

The sign is not pathognomonic of bronchial carcinoma being observed in other conditions, such as granulomatous infections. The sign as a differentiating utility is limited.

History of the Rigler notch sign

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