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Blumberg's sign

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The occurrence of a sharp acute pain when the examiner presses his or her hand over McBurney’s point and then releases the hand pressure suddenly.

Description

The occurrence of a sharp acute pain when the examiner presses his or her hand over McBurney’s point and then releases the hand pressure suddenly. This sign is indicative of peritoneal inflammation; early sign of appendicitis.

Bibliography

  • J. M. Blumberg:
    Ein neues diagnostisches Symptom bei Appendicitis.
    Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift, 1907, 54: 1177-1178.

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