Nicoladoni-Israel-Branham sign

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A circulatory phenomenon observed in angioma racemosum of the extremities.

Description

A circulatory phenomenon observed in angioma racemosum of the extremities. Compression of an arteriovenous fistula causes a slowing of the heart rate – bradycardia – if there is a significant circulation through the fistula.

The phenomenon was first described by Nicoladoni in 1875, then by Israel in 1877 and Branham in 1890, and subsequently rediscovered by Wigdorowitsch in 1915.

Bibliography

  • A. Eckart, H. Witt:
    Das Angioma Racemosum der oberen Extremität. Der Chirurg, 1966, 37: 356-359.

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