Blumberg sign. Definition

Medical Definition: Blumberg sign

Tenderness of the right lower quadrant with peritoneal irritation, so that pain is triggered by compressing the area and increases, hard, until it disappears in a split second, when suddenly decompressed to lift the doctor's hand. Is a typical exploratory sign of acute appendicitis. The presence of this sign in this area and others nearby, is often a peritonitis originating in the right iliac fossa, however, if these signs exploration areas are located in the abdomen than the right iliac fossa can not be called Blumberg's sign, we can only say that there are signs of peritoneal irritation in the painful area. See acute abdomen, acute appendicitis, iliac fossa, peritoneal irritation.

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