Tag Chvostek sign
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Chvostek sign

Description Chvostek sign is contraction of facial muscles provoked by lightly tapping over the facial nerve anterior to the ear as it crosses the zygomatic arch. This induces twitching of the homolateral facial muscles due to hyperexcitability of the nerve.…

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František Chvostek

Biography Born 21 May 1835 Frýdek-Místek, Moravia (Czech Republic) Died 16 November 1884 Medical Eponyms Chvostek sign (1876) Key Medical Attributions Controversies Father of Franz Chvostek Jr (1864-1944), known for Chvostek symptom Major Publications Chvostek F. Beitrag zur Tetanie. Wiener…

Franz Chvostek Jr

Biography Born 3 October 1864 Professor of Internal Medicine in Vienna Honorary member of the Viennese Medical Society Died 17 April 1944 Medical Eponyms Key Medical Attributions Controversies Major Publications References