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