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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The abdominal pain worsened and was associated with peritoneal irritation in right iliac fossa with positive McBurney's sign.
He reported that the palpation point of maximum sensitivity is determined by pressure being applied with a finger (McBurney's sign), and that this point is located between one and one-half to two inches from the right anterior superior iliac spine (McBurney point) on a straight line drawn from the spinous pro cess to the navel (3, 4).
Physical ex amination demonstrated a normal body temperature, decreased bowel sounds, moderate RLQ tenderness, diffuse abdominal guarding, and negative Murphy's and McBurney's signs. Laboratory work up showed leukocytosis.