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Fischers sign

Fischers sign

(Science: clinical sign) An obsolete sign: in tuberculosis of the mediastinal or peri-bronchial glands, after bending the patients head as far back as possible, auscultation over the manubrium sterni will sometimes reveal a continuous loud murmur caused by the pressure of the enlarged glands on the large mediastinal vessels.

Synonym: fischers symptom.


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