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Klippel-Weil sign

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A phenomenon characteristic of the spastic syndrome: Passive extension of a flexion contracture of the fingers results in involuntary flexion of the fingers and abduction of the thumb in pyramidal tract disease.

Description

A phenomenon characteristic of the spastic syndrome: Passive extension of a flexion contracture of the fingers results in involuntary flexion of the fingers and abduction of the thumb in pyramidal tract disease.

Bibliography

  • M. Klippel, in:
    Revue neurologique, Paris, 1909; 17: 506.

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