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Westphal's phenomenon II

Alternative eponyms

  • Westphal's sign
  • Westphals paradoxes Tibialisphänomen (German)

Related people

In passive dorsal flexion of the foot this remains fixed in dorsal flexation.

Description

In passive dorsal flexion of the foot this remains fixed in dorsal flexation.

Bibliography

  • C. F. O. Westphal:
    Über eine dem Bilde der cerebrospinalen grauen Degeneration ähnliche Erankung des centralen Nervensystems ohne anatomischen Befund, nebst einigen Bemerkungen über paradoxe Contraction.
    Archiv für Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten, Berlin, 1883, 14: 87-134.

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