[Stemmer's sign--possibilities and limits of clinical diagnosis of lymphedema]

Wien Med Wochenschr. 1999;149(2-4):85-6.
[Article in German]


The sign of the thickened cutaneous fold of the second toe is typical for the early and differential diagnosis of a primary ascending lymphedema without false positive findings. It appears in the late stages of the descending lymphedema.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lymphedema / diagnosis*
  • Lymphedema / etiology
  • Skinfold Thickness*
  • Toes