HSS Journal

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 106–111 | Cite as

Cervical Radiculopathy vs Parsonage–Turner Syndrome: a Case Report

  • Joseph H. Feinberg
  • David A. Doward
  • Alita Gonsalves
Electrodiagnostic Corner

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph H. Feinberg
    • 1
  • David A. Doward
    • 1
  • Alita Gonsalves
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrodiagnostic Services, Physiatry DepartmentHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA

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