Rovsing's sign


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Rovsing's sign

[rov′singz]
Etymology: Nils T. Rovsing, Danish surgeon, 1862-1927
an indication of acute appendicitis in which pressure on the left lower quadrant of the abdomen causes pain in the right lower quadrant. See also appendicitis.
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An abdominal exam revealed right lower quadrant tenderness at McBurney's point with no rebound or guarding and a negative Rovsing's sign.
On physical examination, he was afebrile with stable vital signs; abdominal examination revealed tenderness with rebound in the right lower quadrant and a positive Rovsing's sign.
Most recently I had a patient come in who was a postmenopausal, thin, easy to examine female who had right lower-quadrant point tenderness, a perfect Rovsing's sign, guarding of the lower abdominal muscles, a positive heel tap and a positive rectal shelf examination.