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Pinch-an-Inch Test for Evaluating a Patient with Abdominal Pain

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
General Surgery & Anesthesiology

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Description:

Adams et al describe a "pinch-an-inch" test for evaluating a patient with abdominal pain and possible appendicitis. This can serve as an alternative to the elicitation of rebound tenderness as a sign of peritoneal tenderness. The authors are from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

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