Abdominal Physical Signs and Medical Eponyms: Part III. Physical Examination of Palpation, 1926-1976

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

CLINICAL MEDICINE & RESEARCH, cilt.17, ss.107-114, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3121/cmr.2018.1427
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.107-114


Background: This paper describes medical eponyms associated with abdominal palpation from the period 1926-1976. Despite opposition by some, eponyms are a long standing tradition and widely used in medicine.The techniques may still be useful in some cases, assisting in the selection of an appropriate and cost-effective approach to patient care. In this piece, we cover signs named in honor of physicians who contributed to medicine by developing new palpatory techniques in an attempt to better diagnose disease of the abdominal wall, umbilicus, gallbladder, pancreas, and appendix.