Howship-Romberg sign | definition of Howship-Romberg sign by Medical dictionary
[John Howship; Moritz Heinrich Romberg] Howship symptom.
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The only meaningful sign seems to be Howship-Romberg sign
, which refers to pain along the distribution of the obturator nerve caused by compression of the hernia sac,[sup] as exhibited in our case.
In general, obturator hernias are asymptomatic unless the hernia sac compresses the obturator nerve and produces the pathognomonic Howship-Romberg sign
, which includes pain with or without paresthaesia localised down the anteromedial thigh to the knee upon movement of the hip or thigh.
Hernial sac irritates and compresses obturator nerve within the canal causing medial thigh pain (Howship-Romberg sign