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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 10, Issue 3, April 2014 pp 506-507

Research Article

Morrissey’s Cough Test - A Student Friendly Modification


N. Sivaprahasam1, G. P. Sekar2

1Professor, 2Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Sri Venkateshwara, Medical College, Hospital and Research Center, Ariyur, Pondicherry 605102 INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Morrissey’s cough test is poorly described in recent text books of surgery and the students have difficulty in recognizing the response to cough. Here we suggest a simple modification of the test which makes it easier for the student to recognize the retrograde flow in the saphenofemoral junction.