Abdominal Physical Signs of Inspection and Medical Eponyms

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Rastogi V., Singh D., TEKİNER H. , Ye F., Mazza J. J. , Yale S. H.

CLINICAL MEDICINE & RESEARCH, cilt.17, ss.115-126, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 17
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3121/cmr.2019.1420
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.115-126


Background: An eponym in clinical medicine is an honorific term ascribed to a person(s) who may have initially discovered or described a device, procedure, anatomical part, treatment, disease, symptom, syndrome, or sign found on physical examination. Signs, although often lacking sufficient sensitivity and specificity, assist in some cases to differentiate and diagnose disease.With the advent of advanced technological tools in radiological imaging and diagnostic testing, the importance of inspection, the initial steps taught during the physical examination, is often overlooked or given only cursory attention. Nevertheless, in the era of evidence-based and cost-effective medicine, it becomes compelling, and we contend that a meticulously performed history and physical examination, applying the basic tenets of inspection, remains paramount prior to obtaining appropriate diagnostic tests.