A Rare Case of Dyspnoea the Parsonage-Turner Syndrome

Maurizio Marvisi, Laura Balzarini, Chiara Mancini, Massimo Confortini, Enrico Betri


Amyotrophic neuralgia is an inflammatory and idiopathic neuropathy characterised by neuropathic pain. It was first described in 1948 as an affectation of just the brachial plexus and was called Parsonage-Turner syndrome. Although this syndrome is more frequent in the brachial plexus, it may affect the phrenic nerve concomitantly or in isolation, a diagnosis that is particularly difficult without strong clinical evidence.We describe the case of a young male presenting a monolateral phrenic palsy two years after a classic brachial neuropathy. The patient showed diffuse skin lypomas and achieved complete clinical remission in 6 months.

J Med Cases. 2012;3(3):169-171
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc551w


Parsonage-turner; Phrenic nerve palsy; Lypoma

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