Ballance, Sir Charles Alfred


Sir Charles Alfred, English surgeon, 1856-1936.
Ballance sign - the presence of a dull percussion note in both flanks, constant on the left side but shifting with change of position on the right, said to indicate ruptured spleen; the dullness is due to the presence of blood, fluid on the right side but coagulated on the left.
Koerte-Ballance operation - see under Koerte
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