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Ulnar neuropathy resulting from diffuse intramuscular hemorrhage: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10943767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The ulnar nerve can be injured in the arm, forearm, and wrist. This report describes a 79-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with acute lower extremity weakness and vertigo. Her medical history was significant for moderate to severe aortic stenosis, hypertension, and a remote intravascular thrombosis in the right forearm. The patient was diagnosed with a transient ischemic attack and was treated with anticoagulants. Three days after beginning anticoagulation therapy, she developed a diffuse intramuscular hemorrhage in the arm, which compromised predominantly ulnar fibers. The clinical, radiologic, and electrodiagnostic abnormalities are reviewed, and the possible etiologies of ulnar neuropathy are discussed. To our knowledge, this is the first report of ulnar neuropathy secondary to diffuse hemorrhage into the muscles of the arm.
Authors:
R Vijayakumar; S Nesathurai; K M Abbott; S Eustace
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-24     Completed Date:  2000-08-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1127-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02118-2393, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Electromyography
Female
Hemorrhage / complications*
Humans
Muscular Diseases / complications*
Neural Conduction
Ulnar Neuropathies / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology

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