A. Abdominal Hernia.
B. Abdominal wall haematoma.
C. Rib Tip Syndrome.
D. All of the above.
Clinical sign being elicited in the photograph above represents Carnett’s sign.
Carnett’s sign is recognised in medicine and paramedicine as a method of determining the likelihood that the abdominal wall is the primary source of the pain and not the internal organs or viscera.
Positive Carnett’s Sign may indicate medical conditions such as:
- Abdominal Hernia;
- Abdominal wall haematoma; and
- Rib Tip Syndrome (in which the lower rib tips are hyper-flexed causing referred pain into the intra-abdominal region.