Definition – Upward pressure applied to the angle of mandible produces pain with parotitis, but not with adenitis
Clinical Significance – This particular sign could be positive before any significant parotid gland swelling occurred and would aid in the early detection and diagnosis of mumps.
History – First described by a Lieutenant Hatchcock in 1918. Honestly, I can’t find much on this Lieutenant Hatchcock……
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