McBurney, Charles

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McBurney, Charles

U.S. surgeon, 1845–1913.

McBurney incision

An incision made halfway between the umbilicus and the interior superior spine, a point of extreme tenderness in appendicitis.

McBurney point

A point 1 to 2 in (2.5 to 5.1 cm) above the anterosuperior spine of the ilium, on a line between the ilium and umbilicus, where pressure produces tenderness in acute appendicitis.

McBurney sign

Tenderness and rigidity at the McBurney point, probably indicative of appendicitis.


Charles, U.S. surgeon, 1845-1913.
McBurney incision - an incision parallel with the course of the external oblique muscle, one or two inches cephalad to the anterior superior spine of the ilium.
McBurney inguinal herniorrhaphy - Synonym(s): McBurney operation
McBurney operation - surgery to repair inguinal hernia. Synonym(s): McBurney inguinal herniorrhaphy
McBurney point - a point where pressure elicits tenderness in acute appendicitis.
McBurney retractor
McBurney sign - tenderness at site two-thirds of the distance between the umbilicus and the anterior-superior iliac spine seen in appendicitis.
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