Broadbent sign


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Broad·bent sign

(brod'bent),
a retraction of the thoracic wall, synchronous with cardiac systole, visible anywhere, but particularly in the left posterior axillary line; a sign of adherent pericardium.

Broad·bent sign

(brawd'bent sīn)
A retraction of the thoracic wall, synchronous with cardiac systole, visible anywhere, but particularly in the left posterior axillary line near the 11th and 12th ribs; a sign of adherent pericardium.

Broadbent sign

(brod′bent″)
[Sir William Henry Broadbent, Brit. physician, 1835–1907]
A visible retraction of the left side and back in the region of the 11th and 12th ribs synchronous with the cardiac systole in adhesive pericarditis.

Broadbent,

Sir William H., English physician, 1835-1907.
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