Murphy’s Sign

Ready to Learn?

Murphy’s Sign

You are here:

Tests forĀ gallbladder pathology

Patient supine, examiner placed a hand beneath the right costal margin anterior at the midclavicular line and applies a force superiorly beneath the rib cage and into the gallblader. Patient is instructed to take a deep breath in,

Positive sign is when the patient pauses during inspiration due to pain which indicates a likely gallbladder pathology.

Table of Contents