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Kümmell's disease

noun Küm·mell's disease \ ˈk(y)ü-məlz-, ˈkim-əlz- \

medical Definition of Kümmell's disease

: a syndrome following compression fracture of a vertebra that involves spinal pain, intercostal neuralgia, and motor disturbances of the legs

Biographical Note for kümmell's disease

  • Kümmell \ˈkᵫ-məl\, Hermann (1852–1937), German surgeon. Kümmell discovered in 1891 a syndrome that results from traumatic spondylitis and published a description of Kümmell's disease in 1892.

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