Kelly's sign

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Kelly's sign is a clinical sign in which the ureter can be distinguished during surgery due to visible peristalsis which occurs when the ureter is pressed gently.[1]

The sign is named after Howard Atwood Kelly.


  1. ^ Richard G. Fessler, Laligam N. Sekhar. Atlas of neurosurgical techniques, page 607. Thieme, 2006. ISBN 978-0-86577-987-7. Google books