McBurney's point: Are we missing it?

  title={McBurney's point: Are we missing it?},
  author={V. Naraynsingh and M. Ramdass and J. Singh and R. Singh-Rampaul and D. Maharaj},
  journal={Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy},
Abstract. A prospective study of 100 post-evacuation barium enemas was done. Films were centered at McBurney's point, with an opaque skin marker at that point. Analysis of these revealed that in only one case (1%) was the base of the appendix at McBurney's point. In 67% it was cephalic and in 32% it was caudal to this point. The limitations of McBurney's point as an anatomical landmark should be recognized. This needs to be highlighted in teaching anatomy, especially to surgical trainees… Expand
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