A review of the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of appendicitis, with a particular focus on emergency department work-up and management
Niels Thorkild Rovsing (1862-1927) was a Danish surgeon Eponym linked with Rovsing sign (1907) in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis
Rovsing sign (1907): In acute appendicitis, palpation of the left lower quadrant may elicit pain in the right lower quadrant. Niels Thorkild Rovsing (1862-1927)
Sir Vincent Zachary Cope (1881 – 1974) was a British physician and surgeon. Eponymously linked with Cope Psoas test and obturator test.
Charles Heber McBurney (1845 – 1913) was an American surgeon. Most famous for McBurney's point (1889) and McBurney's incision (1894) Medical Eponym.
Charles Barrett Lockwood (1856 - 1914) was an English surgeon. Lockwood sign of chronic appendicitis, described by Colt in 1932
Dmitry Alekseyevich Arapov (Дмитрий Алексеевич Арапов) (1897 – 1984) was a Russian military surgeon. Arapov contracture in appendicitis
Authors eponymously associated with abdominal signs, symptoms, investigation and management of appendicitis
Vladimir Mikhailovich Voskresensky Владимир Михайлович Воскресенский (1902 - 1951) was a Russian general surgeon.
Nicholas Alders (1904 - 1995) was a Hungarian born, Austrian trained, English naturalised obstetrician, gynaecologist and surgeon. Remembered for his description of Alders sign (1951)
Walter Arthur Bastedo (1873 - 1952) was a Canadian gastroenterologist. He is eponymously associated with Bastedo sign (1909) of chronic appendicitis.
Rebound tenderness test (Blumberg sign) initially described in 1907 by Jacob Moritz Blumberg (1873 – 1955), German surgeon and gynaecologist.