Rovsing's sign

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A sign used in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis.

Description

A sign used in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. Pressure over the descending colon causes pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen.

Bibliography

  • N. T. Rovsing:
    Indirektes Hervorrufen des typischen Schmerzes an McBurney's Punkt. Ein Beitrag zur diagnostik der Appendicitis und Typhlitis.
    Zentralblatt für Chirurgie, Leipzig, 1907, 34: 1257-1259.

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