McBurney's point


McBurney's point
Mc·Bur·ney's point mək-'bər-nēz- n a point on the abdominal wall that lies between the navel and the right anterior superior iliac spine and that is the point where most pain is elicited by pressure in acute appendicitis
McBurney Charles (1845-1913)
American surgeon. A pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis, McBurney first described the pressure point used in the diagnosis of appendicitis in 1889. It was subsequently named in his honor.

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the point on the abdomen that overlies the anatomical position of the appendix and is the site of maximum tenderness in acute appendicitis. It lies one-third of the way along a line drawn from the anterior superior iliac spine (the projecting part of the hipbone) to the umbilicus.
C. McBurney (1845-1913), US surgeon

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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