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a method of detecting retraction signs in neoplastic changes in the breasts; the patient bends forward from the waist with chin held up and arms extended toward the examiner. If retraction is present, an asymmetry in the breast is seen.
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for·ward-bend·ing ma·neu·ver(fōrwărd-bending mă-nūvĕr)
1. Examination method for neoplastic changes in the breast; patient bends forward from the waist with head held up and arms extended toward the examiner; if retraction is present, an asymmetry will be evident.
2. Assessment position useful in diagnosis of scoliosis.
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