Ballance sign

Bal·lance sign

(bal'ăns),
the presence of a dull percussion note in both flanks, constant on the left side but shifting with change of position on the right, said to indicate ruptured spleen; the dullness is due to the presence of fluid blood on the right side but coagulated blood on the left.

Bal·lance sign

(bal'ăns sīn)
The presence of a dull percussion note in both flanks, constant on the left side but shifting with change of position on the right, said to indicate ruptured spleen; the dullness is due to the presence of fluid blood on the right side but coagulated blood on the left.

Ballance sign

(bal′ăns)
[C.A. Ballance, Brit. surgeon, 1856–1936]
The presence of persistent dullness to percussion in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen, with shifting dullness in the right flank, in a patient with splenic injury.

Ballance,

Sir Charles Alfred, English surgeon, 1856-1936.
Ballance sign - the presence of a dull percussion note in both flanks, constant on the left side but shifting with change of position on the right, said to indicate ruptured spleen; the dullness is due to the presence of blood, fluid on the right side but coagulated on the left.
Koerte-Ballance operation - see under Koerte