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Achenbach's syndrome

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Haematoma of the size of a coin on the palmar side of the hand, associated with piercing pain and circumscribed oedema. After strain or temperature changing (e.g. cooling). Appear in both sexes, more frequent in females. Aetiology unknown.


  • W. Achenbach:
    Das paroxysmale Handhämatom. Medizinische Klinik, 1958, 53: 2138-2140.
We thank Volker Paech, Bochum, Germany, for information submitted.

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