Cardarelli sign

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Cardarelli sign
CausesAneurysm of the aortic arch

Cardarelli sign is an abnormal pulsation to the right of the trachea that may be found in people with an aneurysm of the aortic arch.[1]

It can be felt by pressing the right side of the trachea.[1] A variation is the Oliver sign.[1]

It is named for Antonio Cardarelli.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Yale, Steven H.; Tekiner, Halil; Mazza, Joseph J.; Yale, Eileen S.; Yale, Ryan C. (2021). "1. Aneurysm". Cardiovascular Eponymic Signs: Diagnostic Skills Applied During the Physical Examination. Switzerland: Springer. pp. 12–13. ISBN 978-3-030-67595-0. Archived from the original on 2023-06-30. Retrieved 2023-05-29.

Further reading

  • Cardarelli, A: Movimento medico-chirurgico, volume 11, Napoli, 1878.