Mallet-Guy sign

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Mallet-Guy sign
Differential diagnosispancreatitis

Mallet-Guy sign is a medical sign to detect signs of pancreatitis.[1] It is pain elicited with deep palpation of the left subcostal and epigastric region, suggesting pancreatic inflammation. It is named after Pierre Mallet-Guy.[2]


  1. ^ Shivananda, Prabhu (2011). Clinical Signs and Syndromes in Surgery. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 13. ISBN 978-93-5025-838-5.
  2. ^ MALLET-GUY, P; JAUBERT DE BEAUJEU, M (February 1950). "Treatment of chronic pancreatitis by unilateral splanchnicectomy". Archives of Surgery. 60 (2): 233–41, illust. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1950.01250010251003. PMID 15402805.