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Pemberton sign

Pronunciation: pem'ber-ton

Definition: congestion and cyanosis of the face with distress after keeping arms elevated against sides of head; due to venous congestion induced by substernal goiter.

Synonym(s): Pemberton maneuver, thyroid cork

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