Schwartze sign

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Schwart·ze sign

(shvahrt'zĕ sīn)
Vascularization of the promontory of the middle ear resulting in a rosy glow that can be seen through the tympanic membrane; a sign of otosclerosis (q.v.).
Synonym(s): promontory flush.


Hermann Hugo Rudolf, German otologist, 1837-1910.
Schwartze sign - erythema and hypervascularity in otosclerosis due to the formation of new stapes.