Auenbrugger's sign

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Auenbrugger's sign
Differential diagnosisPericardial effusion

Auenbrugger's sign is a bulging of the epigastrium seen in cases of severe pericardial effusion. It is often not spotted because pericardial effusion can be caught on echocardiography before it progresses this far.[1] It is named after Joseph Leopold Auenbrugger.


  1. ^ Orient, Jane M. (2012). Sapira's Art and Science of Bedside Diagnosis (4th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 367. ISBN 978-1451159486.

External links[edit]

Auenbrugger's sign at Who Named It?