Definition of Mcburney's point

1. Noun. A point one third of the way along a line drawn from the hip to the umbilicus; the point of maximum sensitivity in acute appendicitis.

Generic synonyms: Point



Definition of Mcburney's point

1. Noun. (anatomy) A point of the skin one-third of the distance from the ASIS to the umbilicus. ¹

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Medical Definition of Mcburney's point

1. In acute appendicitis, extreme sensitivity over the appendix in a location that is approximately two inches to the left of the right anterior superior iliac spine. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Mcburney's point

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1. Diseases of the Gall-bladder and Bile Ducts, Including Gall-stones by Arthur William Mayo Robson (1901)
"... which we have found to be almost as significant of inflammatory trouble about the gall-bladder as is tenderness at McBurney-s point of appendicitis. ..."

2. Diseases of the Digestive Canal (oesophagus, Stomach, Intestines): From the by Paul Cohnheim (1911)
"It lies generally in a direct line from McBurney-s point to the symphysis. If the attention is directed continually to this point, the examiner will find by ..."

3. A Textbook of Gynecology by Charles Alfred Lee Reed (1901)
"Again, the pain of an appendicitis is more often localized, or at any rate has a maximum intensity, over McBurney s point, while that of adnexal disease is ..."

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