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Parrot's nodes

Alternative eponyms

  • Parrot’s sign.

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Nodes on the frontal and parietal bones of the skull, giving it a buttocklike shape, seen in congenital syphilis.

Description

Parrot described his nodes in the skull as resembling nates or buttocks; Frederick Treves (1853-1923) commented “They have been termed natiform elevations by M. Parrot, from their supposed resemblance when viewed collectively, the nates. To the English mind they would rather suggest the outlines of a hot cross bun!”

Bibliography

  • J. M. Parrot:
    Lésions du crâne, causées par la syphilis héréditaire.
    Progrés médical, Paris, 1879, 7: 269-269.

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