Is it only me who still still sometime spray "maalox" (the antacid) onto mucosal defects to find the precise origin of that annoying venous oozing ?
WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE 'SIGN'?
■ Rasberry & Cream
Nearly but nobody eats rasberry & cream!
■ Strawberry & Cream
Oh yes! You are clearly as old as I am?
■ Rasberry & Milk
■ Strawberry & Milk
Less fattening but wrong!
Of course this is the "Strawberry and Cream" sign from 20 years ago ! Great for spotting where that pesky oozing is coming from in mucosal defects or perhaps in peptic ulcer bleeds (although I have never used it in that setting for some reason). The disadvantage is that once you have covered that mucosal defect with maalox, you can't see much else! Therefore, make sure that you have removed all of the lesion and you are happy that there is no micro-perforation before you consider using maalox.