Tapping the dorsum of foot (area of n Os cuboideum and Os cuneiforme) normally causes extension of 2nd-5th toes. A pyramidal lesion is characteristic by flexion.
Bekhterev described the reflex as early as 1901 in: Ber. der wissenschaftlichen Versammlung der Ärzte d psych und Nervenklinik zu St. Petersburg 1900/1901: 44.
- K. Mendel:
Ein Reflex am Fussrücken.
Neurologisches Centralblatt, Leipzig, 1904, 23: 197-198, 610.
- W. M. von Bekhterev:
Über einen besonderen Beugereflex -- Zehen.
Neurologisches Zentralblatt, Leipzig, 1904, 23: 197-198, 609.
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