Broadbent sign

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Broadbent sign

Broadbent sign is the observation of pulsations between the 2nd and 3rd intercostal space in a person with aneurysm of the front part of the aortic arch.[1]

The sign is named for Sir William Broadbent.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Yale, Steven H.; Tekiner, Halil; Mazza, Joseph J.; Yale, Eileen S.; Yale, Ryan C. (2021). Cardiovascular Eponymic Signs: Diagnostic Skills Applied During the Physical Examination. Switzerland: Springer. pp. 21–22. ISBN 978-3-030-67595-0. Archived from the original on 2022-10-31. Retrieved 2022-11-08.