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Gowers' phenomenon

Alternative eponyms

  • Gowers' ischias symptom

Related people

Clinical sign in ischias.

Description

Clinical sign in ischias. Passive dorsiflexion of the foot produces pain along the course of the sciatic nerve (n. Ischiadicus) when the former is compressed.

Bibliography

  • W. R. Gowers:
    A manual of diseases of the nervous system.
    Philadelphia, 1895; 2nd. edition.

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