Chvostek, Franz


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Chvostek,

Franz, Austrian surgeon, 1834-1884.
Chvostek sign - facial irritability in tetany, unilateral spasm of the orbicularis oculi or oris muscle being excited by a slight tap over the facial nerve just anterior to the external auditory meatus. Synonym(s): Chvostek tremor; Schultze-Chvostek sign; Schultze sign; Weiss sign
Chvostek tremor - Synonym(s): Chvostek sign
Schultze-Chvostek sign - Synonym(s): Chvostek sign