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a slight retraction in the neighborhood of the right iliac fossa in some cases of intussusception.
Dance sign(dans sīn)
A slight retraction in the neighborhood of the right iliac fossa in some cases of intussusception.
[J.B.H. Dance, Fr. pathologist, 1797–1832]
A physical finding said to be indicative of the presence of intussusception of the ileum into the cecum, consisting of the absence of palpable viscera when examining the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. It is caused by movement of the cecum away from the right iliac fossa, where retraction of the organ may be detectable.
Dance,Jean B.H., French physician, 1797-1832.
Dance sign - Synonym(s): signe de Dance
signe de Dance - slight retraction in area of right iliac fossa sometimes seen in presence of intussusception. Synonym(s): Dance sign