Pembertons Sign

Last updated 03.11.12

 

 

Features

- Part of Resp, Haem & Thyroid examinations

 

Procedure

- Raise both arms above head for 10-60 seconds

 

Results

- Positive if:

-  Facial plethora

-  Cyanosis

-  Stridor

- Indicates SVC obstruction

-  Pancoasts tumour  (lung Ca)

-  Retrosternal goitre

 

 

Pembertons