Stemmer’s sign is due to?
B. Retroperitoneal fibrosis
C. Subcutaneous fibrosis
D. Deep vein thrombosis
Stemmer’s sign in lymphoedema
Correct answer : C. Subcutaneous fibrosis
- Stemmer’s sign is seen in lymphoedema.
- Skin on the dorsum of the toes cannot be pinched due to subcutaneous fibrosis.
- This is called Stemmer’s sign.
Ref: Bailey and Love’s Short Practice of Surgery, 25th edition, p 947.
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