Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 402–405 | Cite as

Hemidiaphragmatic paralysis, an unusual presentation of Parsonage-Turner syndrome

  • T. Pieters
  • M. Lambert
  • J. P. Huaux
  • C. Nagant de Deuxchaisnes
Case Report

Summary

A previously healthy 38-year-old man presented a typical Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) three weeks after a cold and unusual muscular exercise. In addition to the motor and sensory defects of the upper limbs, a right hemidiaphragmatic paralysis occurred, which proved to be reversible after several months. A brief review of the hemidiaphragmatic injury in PTS is presented.

Key words

Parsonage-Turner Syndrome Hemidiaphragmatic Paralysis 

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© Acta Medica Belgica 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Pieters
    • 1
  • M. Lambert
    • 1
  • J. P. Huaux
    • 2
  • C. Nagant de Deuxchaisnes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineLouvain University in Brussels, Saint-Luc University HospitalBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Division of RheumatologyLouvain University in Brussels, Saint-Luc University HospitalBrusselsBelgium

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