Osgood–Schlatter disease (OSD) Osteochondrosis or traction apophysitis of the tibial tubercle. Paget (1891), Osgood (1903), Schlatter (1903)
A brief (…and frequently updated) history of electrocardiography and the eponymous names behind the ECG/EKG…
Unicondylar coronal fracture of the lateral femoral condyle. Rare intra-articular distal femur injury. Axial compression to the knee with transmission of the ground reaction force through the tibial plateau to the femoral condyles.
West Syndrome (Infantile Spasms) – Triad of infantile spasms, developmental delay and hypsarrhythmia on EEG. First described by William James West on his son in 1841
Nils Johan Hugo Westermark (1892 – 1980) was a Swedish radiologist. Westermark sign (1938) of relative oligemia on CXR in pulmonary embolism
Fleischner sign: prominent dilated central pulmonary artery. Enlargement can be associated with massive embolus enlarging the luminal diameter of the proximal artery in the acute setting; or pulmonary hypertension in the subacute to chronic setting
Description What is the actual eponymous medical sign/syndrome/repair/classification… History 1849 – Swedish physician Magnus Huss published a series of case descriptions under the title Alcoholismus chronicus. Huss tried to show that various types of symptoms could be distinguished: neural symptoms, in particular sensory-motor symptoms, and psychic disturbances. Among the psychic disturbances, he mentioned depression, mania, dementia, and severe amnesia. Moreover, […]
Palla sign (1983) right descending pulmonary artery enlargement and ‘sausage-shaped’ appearance as a potential sign of pulmonary embolism on chest XR