Rosenbach sign (hemiplegia)

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 4 Aug 2021

Rosenbach sign or phenomenon is a clinical sign described in hemiplegia. 

The sign refers to the absence of an abdominal wall skin reflex when stroking the paralyzed side of a patient; conversely on the unaffected side, the reflex is normal 1.

See also

Rosenbach gave his name to two other clinical signs:

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