McBurney, Charles

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McBurney, Charles

(măk-bŭr′nē)
U.S. surgeon, 1845–1913.

McBurney incision

An incision made halfway between the umbilicus and the interior superior spine, a point of extreme tenderness in appendicitis.

McBurney point

A point 1 to 2 in (2.5 to 5.1 cm) above the anterosuperior spine of the ilium, on a line between the ilium and umbilicus, where pressure produces tenderness in acute appendicitis.

McBurney sign

Tenderness and rigidity at the McBurney point, probably indicative of appendicitis.

McBurney,

Charles, U.S. surgeon, 1845-1913.
McBurney incision - an incision parallel with the course of the external oblique muscle, one or two inches cephalad to the anterior superior spine of the ilium.
McBurney inguinal herniorrhaphy - Synonym(s): McBurney operation
McBurney operation - surgery to repair inguinal hernia. Synonym(s): McBurney inguinal herniorrhaphy
McBurney point - a point where pressure elicits tenderness in acute appendicitis.
McBurney retractor
McBurney sign - tenderness at site two-thirds of the distance between the umbilicus and the anterior-superior iliac spine seen in appendicitis.