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Hildreth's test is a clinical test for the diagnosis of glomus tumours. It is positive if there is a reduction in pain and tenderness on exsanguination and ischaemia of the affected part. This study assessed Hildreth's test, and found 92% sensitivity and 91% specificity with a positive predictive value of 92% and a negative predictive value of 91%.

Original publication

DOI

10.1054/jhsb.2001.0724

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Hand Surg Br

Publication Date

04/2002

Volume

27

Pages

157 - 158

Keywords

Glomus Tumor, Hand, Humans, Predictive Value of Tests, Prospective Studies, Sensitivity and Specificity