Bamberger's sign

[bămbər-gərz, bäm-]


The jugular pulse occurring in tricuspid insufficiency of the heart.
An indication of pericarditis with effusion in which the dullness of sound generated upon percussion at the angle of the scapula disappears as the patient leans forward.

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