Trousseau's phenomenon

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Carpal spasms and paraesthesia produced by pressure upon nerves and vessels of the upper arm sufficient to stop the circulation.

Description

Carpal spasms and paraesthesia produced by pressure upon nerves and vessels of the upper arm sufficient to stop the circulation. The result is a sudden contraction of the fingers and hand into the so-called obstetrical position. It is indicative of latent tetany. Also occurs in osteomalacia.

Bibliography

  • A. Trousseau:
    Clinique médicale de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Paris. Paris, 1861. Volume 2: 112-114.

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