McBurney's sign


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McBurney's sign

Etymology: Charles McBurney
a reaction of the patient indicating severe pain and extreme tenderness when McBurney's point is palpated. Such a reaction indicates appendicitis.

McBurney's sign

Tenderness on gentle pressure at a point (McBurney's point) on the right side of the abdomen two-thirds of the way from the navel to the bony prominence on the front of the hip (anterior superior iliac spine). This is a fairly reliable sign of APPENDICITIS. (Charles McBurney, 1845–1913, American surgeon).