McBurney's point


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Noun1.McBurney's point - 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
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
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On admission, physical examination showed right lower quadrant tenderness at Mcburney's point with muscle rigidness and rebound tenderness.
Rovsing's sign and McBurney's point were both negative.
Tenderness at McBurney's point & rebound tenderness are the most common signs in acute appendicitis.
McBurney's point was described in 1889 by Professor Charles Heber McBurney (1845-1913), who was a teaching assistant in Anatomy at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, and continued in this position until his appointment as Professor of Surgery in 18893.