Definition: an obsolete sign in tuberculosis of the mediastinal or peribronchial glands; after bending the patient's head as far back as possible, auscultation over the manubrium sterni will sometimes reveal a continuous loud murmur caused by the pressure of the enlarged glands on the large mediastinal vessels.
Synonym(s): Fischer symptom
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