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Definition: 'Pfuhl Sign'

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Pfuhl sign

Type: Term

Pronunciation: fūl

Definitions:
1. the pressure of pus within a subphrenic abscess rises during inspiration and falls during expiration, the reverse of what happens in the case of a purulent collection above the diaphragm; when the diaphragm is paralyzed this distinction is lost.




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