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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884231/infant-brachial-neuritis-following-a-viral-prodrome-a-case-in-a-6-month-old-child-and-review-of-the-literature
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Oliver D Mrowczynski, Sara T Langan, Elias B Rizk
INTRODUCTION: Brachial neuritis, commonly known as Parsonage-Turner syndrome, affects two to three people per 100,000 and presents with pain and weakness of the arm and shoulder. Brachial neuritis is uncommon in infants. METHODS: Here, we present the case of a 6-month old female, who presented with right upper extremity weakness and paresis following a viral prodrome. We also present a summary of all reported cases of brachial neuritis in infants. RESULTS: This is the youngest case of brachial neuritis diagnosed at our institution...
September 7, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853127/winging-of-the-scapula-diagnosed-as-parsonage-turner-syndrome-a-case-report
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Christine Carroll, Bill Bass
A 24-year-old active duty female Soldier complained of right shoulder burning, stinging, electrical shock-like pain with radiation to the right hand after completing a ruck march. She also complained of swelling and feelings of her cold right hand. Examination showed a deficit in the deltoid, upper trapezius, supraspinatus, and also right winging of the scapula. She also exhibited weakness to right arm, weak right hand grip, and decreased sensation over the dorsal right hand. The right hand was also noticed to be colder to touch than the left one...
July 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759527/18f-fdg-uptake-in-parsonage-turner-syndrome
#3
Gary Sem Wye Yoong, Arvind Kumar Sinha, Lih Kin Khor, Yazeed Nasser Bin Dous, James Thomas Patrick Decourcy Hallinan
A 55-year-old man with large B-cell lymphoma developed atraumatic left shoulder pain. F-FDG PET/CT revealed new left supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscle uptake while the initial disease resolved. Given the discrepancy between initial disease treatment response and new left shoulder findings, an MRI scan was performed. This demonstrated diffuse supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscle edema and enhancement with no focal lesion. Muscle biopsy was negative for lymphoma, but features of muscle denervation were seen...
October 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739618/atypical-presentation-of-parsonage-turner-syndrome-confounded-by-surgical-rotator-cuff-injury
#4
Dustin Adam Greenhill, Hesham Abdelfattah, Joseph S Torg, Joseph Milo Sewards
Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) is a rare neuropathy that commonly presents as unexpected severe shoulder and arm pain that eventually subsides while weakness or paralysis ensues. During exceptions to this classic presentation, confirming PTS can be challenging. Alternative causes of upper extremity pain may confound the diagnostic algorithm. Moreover, objective findings from necessary diagnostic tests depend on when those tests are performed. We present an atypical onset of PTS, whereby the initial presentation of severe neuropathic pain was preceded by mild shoulder pain that should decrease one's clinical suspicion for PTS...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665875/neuralgic-amyotrophy-attributed-incorrectly-to-block-related-injury-understanding-errors-in-clinical-reasoning
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Joseph M Neal, Susan S Porter, Barry P Wilson
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of misdiagnosed neuralgic amyotrophy (brachial plexus neuritis, Parsonage-Turner syndrome). Our primary objective is to review the scientific basis for errors in clinical reasoning. CASE REPORT: We herein report a patient in whom signs and symptoms compatible with neuralgic amyotrophy presented after shoulder surgery. The patient's brachial plexopathy was attributed incorrectly as a complication of interscalene brachial plexus block. The true diagnosis was made only after the patient developed neuralgic amyotrophy in the contralateral upper extremity after a subsequent shoulder surgery on that side, this time without a brachial plexus block...
September 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439773/parsonage-turner-syndrome-due-to-autochthonous-acute-genotype-3f-hepatitis-e-virus-infection-in-a-nonimmunocompromised-55-year-old-patient
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A Velay, W Kack-Kack, F Abravanel, S Lhomme, P Leyendecker, L Kremer, P Chamouard, J Izopet, S Fafi-Kremer, H Barth
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is an emerging autochthonous disease in industrialized countries. Extra-hepatic manifestations, in particular neurologic manifestations, have been reported in HEV infection. Only a few cases of hepatitis E-associated Parsonage-Turner syndrome have been reported, and HEV genotypes were rarely determined. Here, we report the case of a Parsonage-Turner syndrome associated with an acute autochthonous HEV infection in a 55-year-old immunocompetent patient. HEV genomic RNA was detected in serum and cerebrospinal fluid samples (CSF), and molecular phylogenetic analysis of HEV was performed...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138789/phrenic-nerve-palsy-secondary-to-parsonage-turner-syndrome-a-diagnosis-commonly-overlooked
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Tom McEnery, Ronan Walsh, Conor Burke, Aisling McGowan, John Faul, Liam Cormican
Neuralgic Amyotrophy (NA) or Parsonage-Turner syndrome is an idiopathic neuropathy commonly affecting the brachial plexus. Associated phrenic nerve involvement, though recognised, is thought to be very rare. We present a case series of four patients (all male, mean age 53) presenting with dyspnoea preceded by severe self-limiting upper limb and shoulder pain, with an elevated hemi-diaphragm on clinical examination and chest X-ray. Neurological examination of the upper limb at the time of presentation was normal...
January 30, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044362/the-electrodiagnostic-natural-history-of-parsonage-turner-syndrome
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Joseph H Feinberg, Elizabeth T Nguyen, Kwadwo Boachie-Adjei, Caitlin Gribbin, Steve K Lee, Aaron Daluiski, Scott W Wolfe
INTRODUCTION: Recovery from Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) is generally favorable, although recovery times have been shown to vary, in part because there are no universally accepted outcome measures. In this study, we describe the electrodiagnostic natural history of this condition based on objective electrodiagnostic testing, and propose that complete electrodiagnostic recovery can be seen as early as 1 year. METHODS: Twenty-six subjects with 29 affected nerves confirmed as PTS were followed every 3 months for electrodiagnostic testing, or until full reinnervation was confirmed...
January 3, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864992/mri-bullseye-sign-an-indicator-of-peripheral-nerve-constriction-in-parsonage-turner-syndrome
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Darryl B Sneag, Eliana B Saltzman, David W Meister, Joseph H Feinberg, Steve K Lee, Scott W Wolfe
INTRODUCTION: The role of MRI in identifying hourglass constrictions (HGCs) of nerves in Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) is largely unknown. METHODS: Six patients with PTS and absent or minimal recovery underwent MRI. Surgical exploration was performed at identified pathologic sites. RESULTS: The time between symptom onset and surgery was 12.4 ± 6.9 months; the time between MRI and surgery was 1.3 ± 0.6 months. Involved nerves included suprascapular, axillary, radial, and median nerve anterior interosseous and pronator teres fascicles...
July 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672874/poster-107-bilateral-brachial-plexus-injury-tumor-traction-or-parsonage-turner-a-case-report
#10
Hardeep S Kainth, Ankit A Patel, Raymund V Millan
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September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518132/parsonage-turner-syndrome-a-case-of-idiopathic-upper-extremity-paresis-following-middle-cranial-fossa-resection-of-a-vestibular-schwannoma
#11
James Prueter, Shawn M Stevens, Norberto Andaluz, Ravi N Samy
OBJECTIVE: In this patient report, Parsonage-Turner syndrome (acute brachial neuropathy) developed in our patient 1 day after resection of a vestibular schwannoma by a middle cranial fossa approach. Aiming to increase awareness of this rare disorder among neurotologists, we describe differential diagnoses, work-up, and management strategies. PATIENT: A 67-year-old man treated for vestibular schwannoma at a single tertiary referral center. INTERVENTION: Surgery for vestibular schwannoma, electromyography for confirmation of diagnosis, and physical therapy...
September 2016: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27391838/reinterpretation-of-electrodiagnostic-studies-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-scans-in-patients-with-nontraumatic-isolated-anterior-interosseous-nerve-palsy
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Andrés A Maldonado, Kimberly K Amrami, Michelle L Mauermann, Robert J Spinner
BACKGROUND: Different hypotheses have been proposed for the pathophysiology of anterior interosseous nerve palsy: compression, fascicular constriction, or nerve inflammation (Parsonage-Turner syndrome). The authors hypothesized that critical reinterpretation of electrodiagnostic studies and magnetic resonance imaging scans of patients with a diagnosis of anterior interosseous nerve palsy could provide insight into the pathophysiology and treatment. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients with a diagnosis of nontraumatic anterior interosseous nerve palsy and an upper extremity magnetic resonance imaging scan...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390568/parsonage-turner-syndrome-clinical-and-epidemiological-features-from-a-hand-surgeon-s-perspective
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Chris S Milner, Kumar Kannan, Vasudeva G Iyer, Sunil M Thirkannad
BACKGROUND: Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS) is a rare but serious condition characterized by spontaneous paresis of the upper extremity, typically lasting several months with variable recovery. With little literature on the behavior of PTS from a hand surgeon's perspective, accurate diagnosis and subsequent counseling of patients with PTS can be challenging. METHODS: This study is a retrospective evaluation of the clinical features of all PTS patients seen over a 9-year period...
June 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27280627/atypical-pectoralis-major-muscle-wasting-in-a-recreational-weight-lifter
#14
Nata Parnes, Maryellen I Blevins, Paul Carey, Darren J Friedman
Pectoralis major injuries are relatively uncommon and can pose a diagnostic challenge. Deformity and weakness of this muscle in weight lifters is typically due to traumatic tendon rupture and often requires surgical repair. However, there are other less common etiologies that can mimic the clinical presentation of pectoralis major wasting and weakness that require different treatment approaches. This article describes a case of a 48-year-old recreational weight lifter who presented with severe pectoralis major wasting and weakness secondary to isolated mononeuropathy of the lateral pectoral nerve possibly due to Parsonage Turner syndrome...
July 1, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26948383/brachial-neuritis-or-parsonage-turner-syndrome-a-problem-of-liability-a-presentation-of-3-cases
#15
M Rodríguez-Hornillo, M C de la Riva, R Ojeda
Neuralgic amyotrophy, brachial neuritis or Parsonage-Turner syndrome is a rare neuromuscular involvement of unknown aetiology. When it onsets in connection with a health care act, such as childbirth or surgery, a malpractice argument is often used as a cause of adverse outcome, usually due to an incorrect position of the patient on the operating table, a circumstance which directly involves the anesthesia area. Three cases are presented of Parsonage-Turner syndrome following very different surgery, with different results as regards prognosis...
August 2016: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26860655/high-resolution-neurography-of-the-brachial-plexus-by-3-tesla-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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REVIEW
C Cejas, C Rollán, G Michelin, M Nogués
The study of the structures that make up the brachial plexus has benefited particularly from the high resolution images provided by 3T magnetic resonance scanners. The brachial plexus can have mononeuropathies or polyneuropathies. The mononeuropathies include traumatic injuries and trapping, such as occurs in thoracic outlet syndrome due to cervical ribs, prominent transverse apophyses, or tumors. The polyneuropathies include inflammatory processes, in particular chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Parsonage-Turner syndrome, granulomatous diseases, and radiation neuropathy...
March 2016: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26229940/parsonage-turner-syndrome
#17
Ricardo Barreto Monteiro Dos Santos, Saulo Monteiro Dos Santos, Flávio José Câmara Carneiro Leal, Otávio Gomes Lins, Carmem Magalhães, Ricardo Bruno Mertens Fittipaldi
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical, electrophysiological and imaging findings from Parsonage-Turner syndrome and evaluate the results from conservative treatment. METHODS: Eight cases were studied between February 2010 and February 2012, with a minimum follow-up of one year (mean of 14 months). All the patients answered a clinical questionnaire and underwent functional evaluation using the Constant and Murley score. After clinical suspicion was raised, an electromyography examination was performed to confirm the diagnosis...
May 2015: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26131874/brachioradial-pruritus-in-a-patient-with-cervical-disc-herniation-and-parsonage-turner-syndrome
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Sandrina Carvalho, Madalena Sanches, Rosário Alves, Manuela Selores
Brachioradial pruritus is a chronic sensory neuropathy of unknown etiology which affects the skin of the shoulders, arms and forearms on the insertion of the brachioradialis muscle. We describe the case of a 60-year old woman recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma who refers paresis, severe pruritus and itching lesions on the right arm with 6 months of evolution. Investigation led to a diagnosis of Brachioradial pruritus consequent to the presence of cervical disc herniation and Parsonage-Turner syndrome...
May 2015: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26078744/herpes-viral-origin-of-the-parsonage-turner-syndrome-highlighting-of-serological-immune-anti-herpes-deficiency-cured-by-anti-herpes-therapy
#19
Jacqueline Le Goaster, Patrice Bourée, Charles Ifergan, Frederic Tangy, René Olivier, Anne-Lise Haenni
In 2012, a 50 year-old athletic male presented with weakness, pain and unilateral phrenic paralysis, followed by bilateral phrenic paralysis with deep dyspnea. In 2013, the Parsonage-Turner syndrome was diagnosed. When the patient was seen in September 2014 for the first time, he was facing phrenic neuromuscular failure, which led to the hypothesis of neurotropic herpes viruses. A control of the global serological anti-Herpes immunity to analyze his antibody (Ab) levels confirmed herpes immune genetic deficiency...
May 2015: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26016482/incidence-of-neuralgic-amyotrophy-parsonage-turner-syndrome-in-a-primary-care-setting-a-prospective-cohort-study
#20
MULTICENTER STUDY
Nens van Alfen, Jeroen J J van Eijk, Tessa Ennik, Sean O Flynn, Inge E G Nobacht, Jan T Groothuis, Sigrid Pillen, Floris A van de Laar
OBJECTIVE: Neuralgic amyotrophy is considered a rare peripheral nervous system disorder but in practice seems grossly under recognized, which negatively affects care for these patients. In this study we prospectively counted the one-year incidence rate of classic neuralgic amyotrophy in a primary care setting. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study during the year 2012 we registered all new cases of neck, shoulder or arm complaints from two large primary care centers serving a population of 14,118...
2015: PloS One
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