McBurney's point


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McBurney's point

The point on the right lower flank—midway between the anterosuperior iliac spine and belly button—that corresponds to the appendix; finger pressure on McBurney's point elicits a major pain response from patients with acute appendicitis.

McBurney's point

Physical exam The point on the right lower flank, midway between the anterosuperior iliac spine and belly button, that corresponds to the appendix; finger pressure on MP elicits a major pain response–Dang!, that HURTS–from Pts with acute appendicitis. See Appendicitis.
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The incision of choice for pregnant women with appendicitis is through McBurney's point. Am J Surg 2002;183(1):202.
These findings are consistent with global studies conducted by the World Gastroenterology Organization, which showed that least than half of all patients with appendicitis have maximum sensitivity on the McBurney's point (5).
Tenderness over McBurney's point and rebound tenderness are the commonest signs.
B] SIGNS: Hyperasthesia, tenderness at McBurney's point & rebound tenderness are common signs of acute appendicitis.
Tenderness is often maximal at or near the McBurney's point when the inflamed appendix lies in the anterior position.
OF PATIENTS PERCENTAGE Visualization of appendix 30 30% Diameter > 6mm 5 5% Wall thickness > 3 mm 20 20% Complex mass (echo poor, asymmetric) - - Irregular asymmetry - - Loss of contour - - Free fluid - - Local adynamic ileus 71 71% Graded tenderness over McBurney's point 80 80% Normal study 9 9% MANAGEMENT: All the patients under this study were operated.