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Murphy’s Sign

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Overview

    • How to Elicit

    • Palpate the right subcostal area, and ask the patient to take a deep breath in. The sign is positive if pain is reproduced when the (inflamed) gallbladder comes in contact with the examining hand.
    • Significance

    • An indicator of acute cholecystitis.
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