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Saegesser's sign

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A clinical sign indicating a spleen rupture or intracapsular bleeding of the spleen: compression of phrenic point (along the border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, 2-4 cm above the collar-bone) causes sudden contraction of homolateral hemidiaphragm and severe pain along the lateral border of rectus muscle of the abdomen


  • M. Saegesser:
    Der linksseitige Phrenikusdruckpunkt als diagnostisches Merkmal bei Milzverletzungen. Zentralblatt für Chirurgie, Leipzig, 1938, 65 (39): 2179-2180.

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