Teaching video neuroimages: Beevor sign: when the umbilicus is pointing to neurologic disease

Mathys, Jan; De Marchis, Gian Marco (2013). Teaching video neuroimages: Beevor sign: when the umbilicus is pointing to neurologic disease. Neurology, 80(2), e20. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1212/WNL.0b013e31827b90f9

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A 57-year-old man with genetically proven facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHMD 1A) demonstrated Beevor sign (video on the Neurology Web site at www.neurology.org). The upward movement of the umbilicus in a supine patient flexing the neck or sitting up is named after the British neurologist Charles Edward Beevor (1854-1908). He described a "marked elevation of the umbilicus in the act of sitting up" due to a paralyzed infraumbilical part of the rectus abdominis muscle, indicating a lesion of the spinal cord between the segments T10 and T12 or its nerve roots.(1) Beevor sign may also be present, as in our patient, in myopathies affecting the abdominal muscles, particularly in FSHMD, in which predominant involvement of the lower part of the rectus abdominis muscle is typical.(2).

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Mathys, Jan and De Marchis, Gian Marco

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0028-3878

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Valentina Rossetti

Date Deposited:

17 Jun 2014 10:37

Last Modified:

07 Dec 2014 18:46

Publisher DOI:

10.1212/WNL.0b013e31827b90f9

PubMed ID:

23296136

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.53744

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/53744

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