Abdominal Physical Signs and Medical Eponyms: Part II. Physical Examination of Palpation, 1907-1926

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

CLINICAL MEDICINE & RESEARCH, vol.17, pp.47-54, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.3121/cmr.2018.1426
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-54


Background: Abdominal palpation is an important clinical skill used by physicians to detect the cause of the underlying disease. Abdominal physical signs reported as medical eponyms are sometimes helpful in supporting or confirming clinical suspicion of a diagnosis. With the advent of advanced and rapid imaging techniques physicians often know the diagnosis prior to setting their hands on patients. Nevertheless, knowledge of these signs may still remain important in settings where imaging may not be readily available and importantly provide deeper insights into the mechanism of disease. In this paper, described are medical eponyms associated with abdominal palpation from the period 1907-1926.