Desjardins' point

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Desjardins' pancreatic point is a point on the abdomen 5 to 7 cm from the umbilicus, on a line joining it to the right axilla; it lies over the head of the pancreas. [1] [2] There is also known DESJARDINS GALL STONE FORCEPS used in surgery on ductus choledocus. [3]

Not to confuse with Dejerine's elongation sign: aggravation of symptoms of radiculitis produced by coughing, sneezing, and straining at stool. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.encyclo.co.uk/define/Desjardins%20point
  2. ^ Пропедевтика детских болезней с уходом за детьми, Капитан Т.В., 2006, page 290
  3. ^ http://www.google.com/search?q=Desjardins+forceps
  4. ^ Medical Tests, Signs & Maneuvers Guide, http://www.omacime.com/articles/testsigns.pdf