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

[rom′bərg]
Etymology: Moritz H. Romberg, German physician, 1795-1873; L, signum, mark
an indication of loss of the sense of position in which the patient loses balance when standing erect, feet together, and eyes closed. Also called Romberg test.

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.

Romberg sign,

n.pr an indication of loss of the sense of position in which the patient loses balance when standing erect, with feet together and eyes closed. Also called
Romberg test.
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