chandelier sign


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chan·de·lier sign

colloquial term referring to severe pain elicited during pelvic examination of patients with pelvic inflammatory disease, in which the patient responds by reaching upward toward the ceiling for relief.
A popular term for pain hypersensitivity in women with PID; the name derives from the fact that internal pelvic examination evokes pain of such intensity that the patient seemingly leaps out of the examination stirrups, reaching ‘for the chandelier’

chandelier sign

Gynecology A popular term for pain hypersensitivity in ♀ with PID; pelvic examination evokes pain of such intensity that the Pt seemingly leaps out of the examination stirrups, reaching 'for the chandelier'. See Pelvic inflammatory disease.

chan·de·lier sign

(shan'dĕ-lēr' sīn)
Colloquial term referring to severe pain elicited during pelvic examination of patients with pelvic inflammatory disease, in which the patient responds by reaching upward toward the ceiling for relief.