- A dictionary of medical eponyms

d'Espine's sign

Related people

Whispering pectoriloqui indicating enlargement of the bronchial lymph nodes.

Description

Whispering pectoriloqui over the spinous processes of 4th, 5th and 6th thoracic spines, indicating enlargement of the bronchial lymph nodes. I healthy adults, on auscultation over the spinous processes, pectoriloquy ceases at the bifurcation of the trachea, and in infants opposite the seventh cervical vertebra.

Bibliography

  • J. H. A. d’Espine:
    Le diagnostic précoce de la tuberculose des ganglion bronchiques chez les enfants.
    Bulletin de l’Académie de médecine, Paris, 1907, 57: 167-174.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.

Disclaimer:

Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.