Beevor sign

(bē′vŏr)

[C. E. Beevor, Brit. neurologist, 1854-1908]
Upward (cephalad) movement of the umbilicus when the neck of a patient with paralysis of the lower rectus abdominis muscles is flexed. It is one marker of fascioscapular muscular dystrophy and is found in other conditions, e.g., in some patients who have suffered trauma to the trunk, abdomen, or spinal cord.

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