Bastian–Bruns sign

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The Bastian–Bruns sign, or Bastian-Bruns law, is the loss of tone and deep tendon reflexes in the lower limbs in the presence of complete transection of the spinal cord above the level of the lumbar enlargement.[1]

The sign was named after Henry Charlton Bastian and Ludwig Bruns.

External links[edit]

Bastian-Bruns law or sign at Who Named It?


  1. ^ Barry G. Firkin, Judith A. Whitworth. Dictionary of medical eponyms. Informa Health Care, 2002, page 23. ISBN 978-1-85070-333-4.