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Stiller's habitus

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A constitutional anomaly usually observed in tall and skinny individuals, characterised by prolapse of the viscera, neurasthenic tendency, gastric atonia, scarce subcutaneous tissue, and vasomotor weakness. Other features include a narrow face, long and narrow nose, flat and narrow chest and a fluctuating tenth rib (Stiller’s sign).


  • B. Stiller:
    Die asthenische Konstitutionskrankheit (Asthenia universalis congenita, Morbus asthenicus). Stuttgart, Enke, 1907.

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