McBurney's point

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
It also can occur with palpation of the area known as McBurney's point (one-third of the distance measured from the anterior superior iliac spine to the umbilicus) (James, 2017).
right lower quadrant pain occurs close to McBurney's point in the vast majority of pregnant women, regardless of the stage of pregnancy.
On admission, physical examination showed right lower quadrant tenderness at Mcburney's point with muscle rigidness and rebound tenderness.
(8) The pain will present in McBurney's Point: the most distal third of an imaginary line from the right anterior superior iliac spine to the umbilicus.
Pyrexia, pain localized to McBurney's point, and nausea can be a common occurrence in the emergency department.
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.
There is a spot--"McBurney's point"--directly over the appendix in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen.