Category Eponymictionary

Chance fracture

Chance fracture is a transverse fracture through a vertebral body and neural arch. Described by George Quentin Chance, British radiologist in 1948
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Apley Test

Apley Grind test (Apley Compression test) is a maneuver that is performed to evaluate for meniscus injury. 1947 by Alan Graham Apley (1914 - 1996)
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Massouh sign

Farouk Massouh is a British General Surgeon eponymously associated with the Massouh Sign in acute appendicitis

Whipple procedure

Whipple procedure: Radical pancreatoduodenectomy for cancer of pancreas. Originally Codivilla (1898), then Kausch (1907) and Whipple (1934)

Pancoast Syndrome

Pancoast Syndrome occurs secondary to local compression of brachial plexus and sympathetic chain by superior (pulmonary) sulcus tumors.

Pancoast Tumour

Pancoast Tumour is a primary bronchogenic carcinoma which arises in the apex of the lung at the superior pulmonary sulcus.
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Shepherd fracture

Sherpherd fracture: Posterior talar process fracture with injury to the lateral tubercle caused by inversion or extreme equinus (1882)
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Cedell fracture

Cedell fracture (1974): Posterior talar process fracture with injury to the posteromedial tubercle caused by forced dorsiflexion and pronation
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Jones Fracture

Jones Fracture : proximal diaphysis of the 5th metatarsal, distal to the tuberosity, without joint involvement. Sir Robert Jones (1857-1933) described 1902

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP) or IgA Vasculitis, is the most common childhood vasculitis. There is a tetrad of the core clinical manifestations