Farouk Massouh is a British General Surgeon eponymously associated with the Massouh Sign in acute appendicitis
Massouh sign Description
A firm swish of the examiner’s index and middle finger across the patient’s abdomen from xiphoid sternum to first the left and then the right iliac fossa.
A positive Massouh sign is a grimace of the patient upon a right sided (and not left) sweep.
History of the Massouh sign
The Massouh sign became popular among surgeons in the Southwest Region of England as it is practicable and, together with other diagnostic tools, highly correlates with the appearance of acute Appendicitis.Wikipedia
- Eponymythology: Appendicitis eponymous signs. LITFL
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