groove sign

groove sign

large, hard, fixed, and extremely tender lymph nodes in the groin above and below the inguinal ligament, with a groove along the ligament; characteristic of lymphogranuloma venereum.

groove sign

STD A finding characterized as linear fibrotic depressions parallel to the inguinal ligament, bordered above and below by enlarged and matted lymph nodes and covered by adherent, erythematous skin, seen in 10-20% of lymphogranuloma venereum–Chlamydia trachomatis.
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He's teamed up with new owner Gavin Simpson to try to raise cash to pay for a Feel The Groove sign by local artist Rachel Miller.
Contractures demonstrating the groove sign commonly evolve as a result of induration.