The Hampton line is a thin millimetric radiolucent line seen at the neck of a gastric ulcer in barium studies (profile view), indicating its benign nature. It is caused by a thin line of mucosa overhanging the ulcer's crater.
History and etymology
It was originally described by Aubrey Otis Hampton (1900-1955) 2, an American radiologist.
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- 2. Schatzki R, Lingley JR. Aubrey O. Hampton, 1900-1955. The American journal of roentgenology, radium therapy, and nuclear medicine. 75 (2): 396-7. Pubmed