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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


Boas' or Boas's sign is hyperaesthesia (increased or altered sensitivity) below the right scapula can be a symptom in acute cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) [1] It is one of many symptoms a medical provider may look for during an abdominal examination[2] Additionally, it is a right subscapular pain due to cholelithiasis and it is less than 7% sensitive.

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  1. "Boas' sign" (web). GPnotebook. Retrieved January 21, 2007.
  2. Hewish, Dr Paul. "Abdominal Examination" (web). Patient Plus. Retrieved January 21, 2007.




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