Ballance sign

(bal′ăns)

[C.A. Ballance, Brit. surgeon, 1856-1936]
The presence of persistent dullness to percussion in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen, with shifting dullness in the right flank, in a patient with splenic injury.

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