McBurney's point


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McBurney's point

[mək′bər·nēz ‚pȯint]
(anatomy)
A point halfway between the umbilicus and the anterior superior iliac spine; a point of extreme tenderness in appendicitis.
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In this series, 49 patients had tenderness at McBurney's point.
Although there are cases where the presentation of this disease is atypical, many patients present with semiological characteristics of pain that finally is located at the level of the right iliac fossa, which is determined by palpation of McBurney's point (8).
Key Words: rebound tenderness, appendicitis, peritoneum, McBurney's point
If the doctor suspects appendicitis, he will press the McBurney's point, which is two-thirds of the way between the navel and the hip-bone.