Category Oncology
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Winking owl sign

One of the first signs of vertebral metastases is disappearance of the pedicle on the AP X-ray. This is known as the 'absent pedicle' or 'winking owl sign'.
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Sister Mary Joseph

Sister Mary Joseph (Julia Dempsey) (1856 - 1939) was an American Catholic nun, nurse, and hospital administrator. Sister Mary Joseph sign (1928)
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Neutropaenic Sepsis

Febrile neutropaenia (or neutropaenic fever) is defined as: a single temperature measurement >=38.5C, or a sustained temperature >=38C for more than 1 hour; in a patient with a decreased absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of either <0.5 x 109/L, or <1 x 109/L with a predicted nadir of <0.5 x 109/L over the subsequent 48h