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Hall's tracheal sign

Synonyms

Hall’s sign, Hall’s phenomenon, tracheal tugging sign

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Description

A simple clinical, but  indirect, sign of aortaaneurysma.
Only German explanation found: Im Augenblick des Schlusses der Aortenklappen fühlt man bei vorhandenem Aortenauerysme die auf die Trachea fortgeleitete diastolische Aortenerschlaffung als euckartige Abwärtsbewegung des Kehlkopfes. («diastolic tracheal shock phenomenon»).
The sign is quite close to that Oliver-Cardarelli, but not identical to it.

Bibliography

J. N. Hall:
• Tracheal diastolic shock in the diagnosis of aorta enurism.
  With a study of the value of the tracheal tug.
  American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Thorofare, N.J., 1900, 119: 10-14.

Bernfried Leiber and Theodor Olbert:
• Die klinischen Eponyme. Medizinische Eigennamenbegriffe in Klinik und Praxis.
  Von Professor Dr. med Bernfried Leiber (1919-2002), Frankfurt am Main und
  Dr. med Theodor Olbert, Düsseldorf, with the collaoration of Horst Naujoks
  (born 1928). Urban & Schwarzenberg. München-Berlin-Wien 1968.

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