Romberg sign

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Rom·berg sign

(rom'bĕrg),
when a patient, standing with feet approximated, becomes unsteady or much more unsteady with eyes closed. Open, it is a sign of proprioception loss.

Romberg sign

[rom′bərg]
Etymology: Moritz H. Romberg, German physician, 1795-1873; L, signum, mark
an indication of loss of the sense of position in which the patient loses balance when standing erect, feet together, and eyes closed. Also called Romberg test.

Romberg sign

Romberg test Neurology A clinical test used to evaluate dysequilibrium; excess swaying implies a severe defect in postural sensation in the lower extremities, which is classically associated with tabes dorsalis; the RS differentiates central–cerebellar from peripheral ataxia, as in the former, there is no ↑ in the ataxic movements with the eyes closed

Rom·berg sign

(rom'berg sīn)
With feet approximated, the patient stands with eyes open and then closed; if closing the eyes increases the unsteadiness, a loss of proprioceptive control is indicated, and the sign is present.
Synonym(s): rombergism.

Romberg,

Mortiz Heinrich von, German physician, 1795-1873.
facial hemiatrophy of Romberg - Synonym(s): Romberg syndrome
Romberg disease - facial hemiatrophy.
Romberg sign - a sign of sensory ataxia if a patient standing with heels touching cannot maintain balance on closing eyes. Synonym(s): rombergism; Romberg symptom (1); Romberg test; station test
Romberg symptom - Synonym(s): (1) Romberg sign; (2) Romberg-Howship symptom.
Romberg syndrome - atrophy, usually progressive, affecting the tissues of one side of the face. Synonym(s): facial hemiatrophy of Romberg; Romberg trophoneurosis
Romberg test - Synonym(s): Romberg sign
Romberg trophoneurosis - Synonym(s): Romberg syndrome
Romberg-Howship symptom - in cases of incarcerated obturator hernia, lancinating pains along the inner side of the thigh to the knee, or down the leg to the foot; caused by compression of the obturator nerve. Synonym(s): Romberg symptom (2)
rombergism - Synonym(s): Romberg sign

Rom·berg sign

(rom'berg sīn)
With feet approximated, the patient stands with eyes open and then closed; if closing the eyes increases the unsteadiness, a loss of proprioceptive control is indicated, and the sign is present.

Romberg sign,

n.pr an indication of loss of the sense of position in which the patient loses balance when standing erect, with feet together and eyes closed. Also called
Romberg test.
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The vestibular examination included a Romberg test, gait and cerebellar tests, evaluation of spontaneous and semi-spontaneous nystagmus, the Dix-Hallpike maneuver for postural vertigo, pendulum eye-tracking, evaluation for optokinetic nystagmus, torsion swing testing, and caloric testing employing the Hallpike two-temperature technique.
Balance is only directly assessed within the EDSS by the Romberg test [34] and observation for ataxia during ambulation.
She applied to the neurology service and it was found that she had normal muscle strength but mild ataxia, positive Romberg test, and prominent hypoesthesia in the distal regions of the extremities and bilateral impairment of the deep tendon reflexes and indifferent plantar responses.
Lastly, the Romberg test is primarily for somatosensory function and proprioception, not vestibular input.
This included the presence of nystagmus, a positive Romberg test, or an abnormal modified Fukuda stepping test.
Achilles deep tendon reflexes were examined bilaterally, and Romberg test performance, tandem gait, and postural tremor were assessed.
Also characteristic of many patients with LSS is a pseudocerebellar syndrome marked by the wide-based gait, unsteadiness, and a positive Romberg test resulting from involvement of the posterior spinal column, he continued.
In order to assess balance, a Romberg test (standing with the eyes closed) (Fabunmi, et al.
Traditional static posturography is based on Romberg test, which means that two exams are executed--with eyes open and then with eyes closed.
Baseline measures of static balance were the Romberg Test (Romberg 1853) and the Frailty and Injuries Cooperative Studies of Intervention Techniques (FICSIT) (Rossiter-Fornoff et al 1995).
Total raw scores on the Fregly-Graybiel Ataxia Battery and the Sharpened Romberg Test were 151.
Romberg test was positive, and she walked with a slight right-foot drop.