Turner's sign

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A clinical sign in haemorrhagic pancreatitis: local areas of discoloration (bruising) and induration of the skin about the umbilicus and in the region of the loins.

Description

Local areas of discoloration (bruising) and induration of the skin about the umbilicus and in the region of the loins due to extravasation of blood. It is a clinical sign seen after 2-3 days in acute haemorrhagic pancreatitis and other causes of retroperitoneal haemorrhage.

Turner-Cullen symptom is entered as Cullen's sign, under Thomas Stephen Cullen, Canadian-American gynaecologist, 1868-1953.

Bibliography

  • G. G. Turner:
    Local discoloration of abdominal wall as a sign of acute pancreatitis.
    British Journal of Surgery, London, 1920, 7: 394-395.

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