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Romberg Test

Aka: Romberg Test, Positive Romberg, Romberg's Sign, Romberg Sign
  1. See Also
    1. Cerebellar Function Test
    2. Finger-Nose-Finger Test
    3. Heel Knee Shin Test
    4. Rapid Alternating Movements (Dysdiadochokinesia)
  2. Indications
    1. Posterior Column deficit
    2. Cerebellar Function evaluation
  3. Technique
    1. Patient stands with feet together and eyes closed
    2. Arms are at patients side, or crossed against chest (some examiners perform with arms extended in front)
  4. Findings: Abnormal (Positive Romberg Test)
    1. Romberg Test is abnormal if the patient loses their balance with significant swaying or begining to fall to one side
  5. Causes: Positive or Abnormal Romberg Test
    1. Vitamin B12 Deficiency
    2. Tabes Dorsalis (Neurosyphilis)
    3. Sensory Peripheral Neuropathy
    4. Vestibular Disorders
  6. References
    1. Degowin and Degowin (1987) Bedside Diagnostic Exam, Macmillan Publishing, New York, p. 194

Romberg test positive (C0853374)

Concepts Laboratory or Test Result (T034)
English Rombergism positive, Positive Rombergism, Romberg test positive
Czech Rombergova zkouška pozitivní, Rombergův test pozitivní
Dutch Romberg positief, test van Romberg positief, positieve Romberg
French Signe de Romberg présent, Signe de Romberg positif, Test de Romberg positif
German positiver Rombergtest, Rombergtest positiv, Romberg-Test positiv
Hungarian Romberg vizsgálat pozitív, Romberg-teszt pozitív, Pozitív Romberg teszt
Italian Test di Romberg positivo, Segno di Romberg positivo
Japanese ロンベルグシケンヨウセイ, ロンベルグチョウコウヨウセイ, ロンベルグ試験陽性, ロンベルグ徴候陽性
Portuguese Teste de Romberg positivo, Romberg positivo
Spanish Rombergismo positivo, Prueba de Romberg positiva
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

Romberg test procedure (C1260928)

Concepts Diagnostic Procedure (T060)
SnomedCT 373620007
English rombergs test, romberg test, romberg testing, Romberg test, Romberg test (procedure), Romberg test procedure
Czech Rombergův test
Dutch test van Romberg
French Test de Romberg
German Romberg-Test
Hungarian Romberg-teszt
Italian Test di Romberg
Japanese ロンベルグシケン, ロンベルグ試験
Portuguese Teste de Romberg
Spanish Prueba de Romberg, prueba de Romberg (procedimiento), prueba de Romberg
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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