Lhermitte's sign

Lhermitte's sign
A sensation similar to an electrical shock radiating from the back of the head down the spine as the neck is bent forward.

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  • Lhermitte's sign — Lhermitte s Sign, sometimes called the Barber Chair phenomenon, is an electrical sensation that runs down the back and into the limbs, and is produced by bending the neck forward. Associated conditionsThe sign suggests a lesion of the dorsal… …   Wikipedia

  • Lhermitte's sign — a tingling shocklike sensation passing down the arms or trunk when the neck is flexed. It is a nonspecific indication of disease in the cervical (neck) region of the spinal cord. Causes include multiple sclerosis, cervical spondylosis, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Lhermitte's sign — a tingling shocklike sensation passing down the arms or trunk when the neck is flexed. It is a nonspecific indication of disease in the cervical (neck) region of the spinal cord. Causes include multiple sclerosis, cervical spondylosis, and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Lhermitte's sign — noun Electric sensations of the spine and limbs induced by flexing the neck forward …   Wiktionary

  • Симптом Лермитта (Lhermitte 'S Sign) — напоминающая удар электрическим током пронизывающая боль, проходящая вниз по рукам или туловищу при сгибании шеи. Эта боль является неспецифичсским проявлением какого либо заболевания шейного отдела спинного мозга. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Lhermitte sign — Sudden transient electric like shocks extending down the spine triggered by flexing the head forward. Due to a disorder such as compression of the cervical spine (the portion of the spinal cord within the neck). One patient who experienced… …   Medical dictionary

  • Sign, Lhermitte — Sudden transient electric like shocks extending down the spine triggered by flexing the head forward. Due to a disorder such as compression of the cervical spine (the portion of the spinal cord within the neck). One patient who experienced… …   Medical dictionary

  • Sign — Any abnormality that indicates a disease process, such as a change in appearance, sensation, or function, that is observed by a physician when evaluating a patient. * * * 1. Any abnormality indicative of disease, discoverable on examination of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Lhermitte — Jean, French neurologist, 1877–1959. See L. sign …   Medical dictionary

  • Jean Lhermitte — Jacques Jean Lhermitte (January 20, 1877 1959) was a French neurologist and neuropsychiatrist.He was born in Mont Saint Père, Aisne, son of Léon Augustin Lhermitte, a French realist painter. Following his early education at Saint Etienne, he… …   Wikipedia

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