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Naffziger's test

Alternative eponyms

  • Naffziger-Jones test

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Tests concerning pressure of cerebrospinal fluid, and pressure on the scalenus anticus muscle.

Description

1. Pressure on the jugular vein results in increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure and may cause pain in the case of a herniated disc.

2. Pressure on the scalenus anticus muscle at the base of the neck causes tingling in the hand in the scalenus anticus syndrome.

Bibliography

  • H. C. Naffziger, O. W. Jones:
    Dermoid tumors of the spinal cord.
    Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry, Chicago, 1935, 33: 941-958.

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