the tendency of a patient to sway while standing still with feet close together and eyes closed; associated with loss of position sense.
when a patient, standing with feet approximated, becomes unsteady or much more unsteady with eyes closed. Open, it is a sign of proprioception loss.
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,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 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