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special tenderness at the McBurney point, indicating appendicitis.
tenderness at site two thirds of the distance between the umbilicus and the anterior superior iliac spine; seen in appendicitis.
Mc·Bur·ney sign(mik-bǔr'nē sīn)
Tenderness at site two thirds of the distance between the umbilicus and the anterior-superior iliac spine; seen in 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 sign - tenderness at site two-thirds of the distance between the umbilicus and the anterior-superior iliac spine seen in appendicitis.