Macewen operation
A surgical operation for inguinal hernia designed by Sir William Macewen (1848-1924), a surgeon in Glascow, Scotland who also described Macewen’s sign for the detection of hydrocephalus and brain abscess.

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  • William Macewen — Sir William Macewen CB, FRS, (* 22. Juni 1848 in Port Bannatyne, Isle of Bute; † 22. März 1924 in Glasgow) war ein schottischer Chirurg. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Werk 3 Ehrungen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Sign, Macewen — A sign to detect hydrocephalus and brain abscess. Percussion (tapping) on the skull at a particular spot (near the junction of the frontal, temporal and parietal bones) yields an unusually resonant sound in the presence of hydrocephalus or a… …   Medical dictionary

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