Schwartze sign

Schwartze sign also known as Flemingo's flush sign or Rising sun sign is a characteristic reddish discolouration of the promontory seen during an otoscopic examination. It is seen in cases with otospongiosis in the active phase of the disease.

History and Etymology

Named after German otologist  Hermann Schwartze (1837 -1910) whose work focused on different otological diseases, one of which was otosclerosis.

Article information

rID: 72346
System: Head & Neck
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:

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