Tag František Chvostek
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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…