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Kehrs sign

Definition

noun

An indication of acute pain in the tip of the shoulder caused by the presence of blood in the diaphragm when the person is lying down while legs are elevated, usually as a result of splenic rupture or injury, or ectopic pregnancy.


Supplement

Word origin: named after Johannes Otto Kehr, a German surgeon.

Variant: Kehr's sign


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