obturator

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Related to Obturator sign: rebound tenderness, appendicitis, obturator nerve, Psoas sign, Rovsing sign, Murphy's sign, Alvarado score

ob·tu·ra·tor

 (ŏb′tə-rā′tər, -tyə-)
n.
1. An organic structure, such as the soft palate, that closes an opening in the body.
2. A prosthetic device serving to close an opening in the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obturator - a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)obturator - a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)
prosthesis, prosthetic device - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
Translations

ob·tu·ra·tor

a. obturador-a, bloqueador-a, que obstruye una abertura.
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Abdominal tenderness and guarding are usually present, and a positive psoas sign, obturator sign, or Rovsing sign may be elicited.
Other signs suggestive of acute appendicitis include Rovsing sign (RLQ pain with left lower quadrant palpation), obturator sign (pain with internal rotation of the right thigh), psoas sign (pain with extension of the right thigh), heel tap or jumping on one leg, and right-sided pain with rectal examination.