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Acute fulminant brachial plexopathy with good recovery: Electrophysiological features.
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PMID:  22790808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of fulminant brachial plexopathy with radicular involvement. A 25-year-old man developed acute total monoplegia in the left upper limb. Needle electromyography showed extensive acute denervation in the C5-T1 spinal segments, and peripheral sensory nerve conduction was normal, mimicking a pre-ganglionic lesion. However, left median somatosensory evoked potentials revealed abnormal Erb's point potential, suggesting a brachial plexus lesion. Corticosteroid treatment resulted in good recovery. These findings suggest that the primary pathophysiology was conduction block and this can explain the good clinical recovery in this patient.
Authors:
Shoji Hemmi; Katsumi Kurokawa; Taiji Nagai; Nana Izawa; Tatsufumi Murakami; Yoshihide Sunada
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rinshō shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1882-0654     ISO Abbreviation:  Rinsho Shinkeigaku     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417466     Medline TA:  Rinsho Shinkeigaku     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  436-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Kawasaki Medical School.
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