McBurney's point


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Related to McBurney's point: appendicitis, Psoas sign, Rovsing sign, Rovsing's sign, Obturator sign, Murphy's sign
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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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A transverse incision was made at McBurney's point and the appendix was visualized.
On physical examination there was tenderness in McBurney's point.
To perform the pinch-an-inch test, a fold of abdominal skin over McBurney's point is grasped and elevated away from the peritoneum.