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Related to Rovsing sign: appendicitis, rebound tenderness, McBurney's point, Alvarado score, Psoas sign, Obturator sign, Murphy's sign
pressure on the left side over the point corresponding to the McBurney point will elicit pain at the McBurney point typical of appendicitis.
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pain at McBurney point induced in cases of appendicitis, by pressure exerted over the descending colon.
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Rovsing signClinical medicine Pain in right abdomen at McBurney's point when pressure is exerted at the same level on left abdomen, a typical finding of appendicitis. See Appendicitis.
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Rov·sing sign(rov'sing sīn)
Pain at the McBurney point induced in cases of appendicitis by pressure exerted over the descending colon.
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Rovsing,Niels Thorkild, Danish surgeon, 1862-1927.
Rovsing sign - pain at McBurney point induced in cases of appendicitis by exerting pressure over the descending colon.
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