To evaluate the hypothesis that ‘There is ALWAYS an alternative to the dead man’s name for body parts’ and create a database to facilitate the de-eponymification of anatomic terminology
Rovsing sign (1907): In acute appendicitis, palpation of the left lower quadrant may elicit pain in the right lower quadrant. Niels Thorkild Rovsing (1862-1927)
Charles Bonnet syndrome: Visual hallucinations in psychologically normal elderly people and most commonly associated in individuals with visual impairment .
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute self-limited febrile multisystem vasculitis of childhood of unknown aetiology in which coronary artery aneurysms (CAA) may develop in 15% – 25% of untreated cases.
Capgras syndrome: uncommon syndrome in which a patient has a delusional belief that a person, usually a family member or friend, has been replaced by an imposter.
Rare multi-system disorder secondary to chronic bacterial infection. Affecting the gastrointestinal tract most frequently. Chronic infection of the intestinal mucosa with the bacterium Tropheryma whipplei, leads to a lymphostasis; abdominal pain; malabsorption syndrome with diarrhea; and weight loss.
Joffroy sign (1893): absent wrinkling of the forehead when a patient in patients Graves Ophthalmopathy looks up with the head bent forwards.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is one of the most common forms of peripheral vertigo. Whilst its name may not be the most imaginative or succinct, it accurately describes the syndrome
Cullen sign: superficial bruising in the subcutaneous fat around the umbilicus. 1918 Thomas Cullen (1869-1953) ruptured ectopic pregnancy
Osgood–Schlatter disease (OSD) Osteochondrosis or traction apophysitis of the tibial tubercle. Paget (1891), Osgood (1903), Schlatter (1903)