Menicus-symptom is pain when pressed between the legs of sternocleidomastoid muscle to the supraclavicular area, the projection of phrenic nerve in the neck. Caused by irritation of the branches of the nerve in some acute diseases and injuries of the organs of the abdominal and thoracic cavities.
Most often menicus-symptom to the right are detected in acute cholecystitis (synonym symptom of Mussi). However, it can be positive if the perforation of duodenal ulcers, subphrenic abscess and other diseases. Menicus-symptom left can be positive when ruptured stomach ulcer, rupture of the spleen, ectopic pregnancy with haemorrhage in the abdominal cavity, subphrenic abscess and other
Menicus is a symptom of both right and left can be positive when diaphragmatic pleurisy and proximal pneumonia on the corresponding side.