Rovsing's sign


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Rovsing's sign

[rov′singz]
Etymology: Nils T. Rovsing, Danish surgeon, 1862-1927
an indication of acute appendicitis in which pressure on the left lower quadrant of the abdomen causes pain in the right lower quadrant. See also appendicitis.
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Modified Alvarado Score Symptoms Score Migratory Right Iliac Fossa Pain 1 Anorexia 1 Nausea/Vomiting 1 Signs Tenderness at Right Iliac Fossa 2 Rebound Tenderness Right Iliac Fossa 1 Elevated Temperature 1 Extra Sign (Cough test and/or Rovsing's sign 1 and/or rectal tenderness) Laboratory Leucocytosis 2 Total Score 10
Rovsing's sign and McBurney's point were both negative.
An abdominal exam revealed right lower quadrant tenderness at McBurney's point with no rebound or guarding and a negative Rovsing's sign.
On physical examination, he was afebrile with stable vital signs; abdominal examination revealed tenderness with rebound in the right lower quadrant and a positive Rovsing's sign.
RIF tenderness, guarding, rebound tenderness, Rovsing's sign and fever; and laboratory investigations, i.
ROVSING'S SIGN NUMBER PERCENTAGE PRESENT 45 30% ABSENT 105 70%
The patients were examined for Rovsing's sign, muscle rigidity, rebound tenderness, Cope's Psoas test, obturator test, pain in RIF on coughing.
Rovsing's sign, Psoas test and Obturator test were positive in more than 50 patients.
49 98% 2] Hyperaesthesia 40 80% 3] Rebound tenderness 44 88% 4] Rovsing's sign 15 30% 5] Guarding & Rigidity 28 56% 6] Obturator test 07 14% 7] Psoas test 08 16% 8] Rectal tenderness 25 50% Table 3: Pain in acute appendicitis Nature of pain No.