Courvoisier law sign

Cour·voi·si·er law, sign (koor-vwah″ze-aґ) [Ludwig Georg Courvoisier, Swiss surgeon, 1843–1918] see under law and sign.

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  • Courvoisier's law — (or Courvoisier syndrome, or Courvoisier s sign or Courvoisier Terrier s sign) states that in the presence of an enlarged gallbladder which is nontender and accompanied with mild jaundice, the cause is unlikely to be gallstones. Usually, the term …   Wikipedia

  • Courvoisier (disambiguation) — Courvoisier may refer to: Courvoisier, a brand of cognac Ludwig Georg Courvoisier (1843–1918), a Swiss surgeon Courvoisier s law (or Courvoisier syndrome, or Courvoisier s sign), a medical diagnostic named after him François Benjamin Courvoisier… …   Wikipedia

  • Sign — Any abnormality that indicates a disease process, such as a change in appearance, sensation, or function, that is observed by a physician when evaluating a patient. * * * 1. Any abnormality indicative of disease, discoverable on examination of… …   Medical dictionary

  • law — 1. A principle or rule. 2. A statement of fact detailing a sequence or relation of phenomena that is invariable under given conditions. SEE ALSO: principle, rule, theorem. [A.S. lagu] Alexander l. states that a jerky nystagmus becomes worse when… …   Medical dictionary

  • Courvoisier sign — severe jaundice with a palpable, nontender gallbladder, indicating obstruction of biliary passages from something other than a gallstone, possibly a tumor; see Courvoisier s law, under law …   Medical dictionary

  • Courvoisier — Ludwig G., French surgeon, 1843–1918. See C. law, C. sign, C. gallbladder …   Medical dictionary

  • Courvoisier's law — when the common bile duct is obstructed by a stone, dilatation of the gallbladder is rare; when the duct is obstructed in some other way, dilatation is common. See also under sign …   Medical dictionary

  • Murphy's sign — In medicine, Murphy s sign refers to a maneuver during a physical examination as part of the abdominal examination and a finding elicited in ultrasonography. It is useful for differentiating pain in the right upper quadrant. Typically, it is… …   Wikipedia

  • Cullen's sign — DiseasesDB 17313 Cullen s sign is superficial edema and bruising in the subcutaneous fatty tissue around the …   Wikipedia

  • Rigler's sign — Rigler s sign, also known as the double wall sign, is seen on an x ray of the abdomen when air is present on both sides of the intestine; a Rigler s sign is present when air is present on the inside (lumenal side) and the outside (peritoneal… …   Wikipedia

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