• Relief of pain at tumor site upon vascular occlusion of limb, with acute return of pain with reperfusion
  • Used to diagnose glomus tumors
  • Named after Hildreth in 1970
  • 92% sensitivity and 91% specificity with a positive predictive value of 92% and a negative predictive value of 91%


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