Blumer shelf

rec·tal shelf

a shelf palpable by rectal examination, due to metastatic tumor cells gravitating from an abdominal cancer and growing in the rectovesical or rectouterine pouch.
Synonym(s): Blumer shelf

Blumer shelf

(bloom′ĕr)
A firm lump felt in the perirectal pouch on rectal examination. It is a rare physical finding in patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the stomach.

Blumer,

George, U.S. physician, 1858-1940.
Blumer shelf - a shelf palpable by rectal examination, due to metastatic tumor cells gravitating from an abdominal cancer and growing in the rectovesical or rectouterine pouch. Synonym(s): rectal shelf