II. Indications

III. Technique

  1. Examiner palpates the abdominal RUQ (deep subcostal palpation)
  2. Patient takes a deep breath

IV. Interpretation

  1. Positive test if the patient has increased pain or suddenly halts their inspiration due to pain (inspiratory arrest)
  2. Suggests Acute Cholecystitis when present

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Ontology: Murphy's sign (C0277977)

Concepts Sign or Symptom (T184)
SnomedCT 53566005
English abdomen Murphy's sign, Murphy's sign (physical finding), Murphy's sign was observed, Murphy sign, murphy's sign, murphy's signs, Murphy's sign, Murphy's sign (finding)
Spanish signo de Murphy (hallazgo), signo de Murphy