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d'Espine sign

Pronunciation: des-pen'

Definition:

  1. bronchophony over the spinous processes heard, at a lower level than in health, in pulmonary tuberculosis;
  2. an echoed whisper following a spoken word, heard in the stethoscope placed over the seventh cervical or first or second dorsal spine, in cases of tuberculosis of the mediastinal glands.
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