Category: Surgical Signs

Signs in Surgery

Babinski’s sign clinical signs in surgery d 1

Babinski’s sign

a. Loss or weakening of the Achilles tendon reflex in sciatica. This sign helps distinguish true sciatica from hysterical sciatica. b. In hemiplegia the contraction of platysma muscle in the healthy side is more pronounced...

Auenbrugger’s sign clinical signs in surgery d 1

Auenbrugger’s sign

Bulging of the epigastrium due to massive pericardial effusion. This sign highlights the importance of examining thorax in patients with abdominal symptoms. Related articles across the web Pericardial Effusion After Life-Saving Call, Minnesota Doctors Looking...

Argyll Robertson pupil sign clinical signs in surgery d 1

Argyll Robertson pupil sign

Typically described for neurosyphilis wherein light reflex is lost while accommodation reflex is retained. Such an eye responds poorly to mydriatics. This is due to destruction of fibres between pretectal nucleus and Edinger-Westphal nucleus. Other...

Anghelescus’ sign clinical signs in surgery d 1

Anghelescus’ sign

 Seen in Pott’s disease of spine (TB spine) wherein the victim is unable to bend the spine while lying on the back so as to rest on the head and heel alone   Related articles...

Angell’s sign clinical signs in surgery d 1

Angell’s sign

Helpful in diagnosing “Torsion testis” due to developmental anomaly—The presence of mesentery between the testis and the epididymis is invariably bilateral. The sign is usually obscured on the affected side and can be made out...

Alder’s sign of shifting tenderness clinical signs in surgery d 1

Alder’s sign of shifting tenderness

This sign is useful to diagnose acute appendicitis in pregnancy. Locate the most tender spot and mark it on the skin. Now request the patient to turn on the left side and wait for...

Air cushion sign (Syn: Klemm’s sign) clinical signs in surgery d 1

Air cushion sign (Syn: Klemm’s sign)

 In the radiograph of chronic appendicitis, there is often an indication of tympanitis  in the right lower quadrant

Abadie’s sign clinical signs in surgery d 1

Abadie’s sign

Charles Abadie—Spasm of levator palpebrae superioris muscle—A sign of Graves’ disease. Jean Abadie—Insensibility of Achilles tendon to pressure, seen in tabes dorsalis  

Aaron’s sign clinical signs in surgery d 1

Aaron’s sign

 A sensation of pain and/or distress in the epigastric or precordial region on pressure over McBurney’s point  in appendicitis.  

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