cruveilhier-baumgarten sign

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Cruveilhier-Baumgarten sign n.
An indication of hepatic cirrhosis with portal hypertension in which a murmur, created by recanalization of the umbilical vein and reverse blood flow from the liver into the abdominal veins, is heard over a Medusa head.

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