Wimberger sign

The Wimberger sign, also called Wimberger corner sign, refers to localised bilateral metaphyseal destruction of the medial proximal tibias. It is a pathognomonic sign for congenital syphilis.

It must not be confused with Wimberger ring sign seen in scurvy, which is sometimes also referred to as Wimberger sign.

History and etymology

Named after Heinrich Wimberger, German radiologist.

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rID: 21286
Section: Signs
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Wimberger's sign
  • Sign of Wimberger
  • Wimberger's corner sign

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