Howship-Romberg sign

Howship-Romberg sign

[John Howship; Moritz Heinrich Romberg]
Howship symptom.
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1-3,5) Specific signs of strangulated obturator hernia include obturator neuralgia (hypoesthesia or hyperesthesia or cramp from the inguinal crease to the anteromedial aspect of the thigh); Howship-Romberg sign (pain in the medial thigh or in the hip exacerbated by extension, adduction, or medial rotation); and Hannington-Kiff sign (absent adductor reflex in the thigh).
The Howship-Romberg sign, which is suggestive of an obturator hernia, consists of pain along the medial aspect of the thigh, extending to the knee, caused by irritation of the obturator nerve.