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

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.
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A neurologic examination of the proband indicated normal mental status, dysarthria, nystagmus, normal gag reflex, finger-to-nose test (+), heel-knee-tibia test (+), Romberg sign (+), no pyramidal or extrapyramidal signs, and an unaffected sensory system.