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Lanz' point

Alternative eponyms

  • Lenzmann's point

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A point in the lower abdomen sensitive to pressure in appendicitis.

Description

A point in the lower abdomen sensitive to pressure in appendicitis, indicating the position of the vermiform appendix. It is situated on a line connecting the two anterior superior iliac spines one third of the distance from the right spine

Bibliography

  • O. Lanz:
    Der McBurney’sche Punkt.
    Zentralblatt für Chirurgie, Leipzig, 1908, 35: 185-190.

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