Queckenstedt test

noun

Queck·​en·​stedt test ˈkvek-ᵊn-shtet- How to pronounce Queckenstedt test (audio)
: a test for spinal blockage of the subarachnoid space in which manual pressure is applied to the jugular vein to elevate venous pressure, which indicates the absence of a block when there is a simultaneous increase in cerebrospinal fluid pressure, and which indicates the presence of a block when cerebrospinal fluid pressure remains the same or almost the same

called also Queckenstedt sign

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“Queckenstedt test.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Queckenstedt%20test. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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