Aaron's sign

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Aaron's sign
McBurney's point.jpg
McBurney's point
Differential diagnosisAppendicitis

Aaron's sign is a referred pain felt in the epigastrium upon continuous firm pressure over McBurney's point. It is indicative of appendicitis.[1]

Aaron's sign is named for Charles Dettie Aaron, an American gastroenterologist.[2]


  1. ^ Bhat, Sriram; M, Sriram Bhat (30 December 2012). SRB's Manual of Surgery. JP Medical Ltd. p. 1277. ISBN 978-93-5025-944-3.
  2. ^ Who Named It?