amyotrophy

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amyotrophy

(ˌæmɪˈɒtrəfɪ)
n
(Pathology) pathol wasting of muscles, caused by disease of the nerves supplying them
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Noun1.amyotrophy - progressive wasting of muscle tissues
atrophy, wasting away, wasting - a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
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(6,7) Isolated clinical comorbidities * Laryngomalacia * Subglottic stenosis * Subdural hematoma * Central nervous system malformations including Arnold Chiari malformation * Arthrogryposis * Facial dysmorphic features * Velopharyngeal insufficiency * Hypotonia/myopathy * Ear deformities/sensorineural hearing loss Syndromic associations * Robinow syndrome * Goldenhar syndrome * Down syndrome * Williams syndrome * DiGeorge syndrome * Mobius syndrome * Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (type 1, 1b and 2) * JS-X syndrome * Hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy * Congenital myasthenic syndrome
It is also known as brachial plexus neuritis, neuralgic amyotrophy, brachial plexitis, brachial plexus neuropathy, or shoulder girdle syndrome or neuritis.
Objective: The purpose of this paper is to describe chiropractic management of a patient with neuralgic amyotrophy (NA) and to provide discussion regarding presentation, differential diagnosis, management and prognosis of idiopathic NA.
Tatebe et al., "Anterior interosseous nerve and posterior interosseous nerve involvement in neuralgic amyotrophy," Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, vol.
Neuralgic amyotrophy; the shoulder-girdle syndrome.
Four patients (3 men and 1 woman, patients 7-10) exhibited PTS, also known as neuralgic amyotrophy. Their median age was 55.5 years (range 51-56 years).
Extraintestinal manifestations neuralgic amyotrophy [41], peripheral neuropathies, encephalitis [32, 42], encephalopathy [32, 43], Parsonage-Turner syndrome [42], paroxysmal myopathy, and bilateral pyramidal syndromes are known to occur [1].
McGrath's problem was later diagnosed as neuralgic amyotrophy, most probably related to a viral infection.
Other chapters address mechanisms of neuropathic pain, therapeutics, carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical radiculopathy, meralgia paresthetica, Lyme radiculopathy, neuralgic amyotrophy, herpes zoster infection, polyneuropathies, inherited amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, Fabry disease, proximal myotonic myopathy, complex regional pain syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica, phantom pain, Brown-Sequard syndrome, syringomyelia, and headache disorders, and give information on the patient's history, clinical findings, investigations, diagnosis, and treatment.
Compression neuropathies Acute Chronic Hereditary Infectious neuropathies Herpes zoster Lyme disease Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) Leprosy mononeuropathy Inflammatory neuropathies Bell's palsy Brachial plexus neuropathy (neuralgic amyotrophy) Acute lumbar plexus neuropathy Vasculitic neuropathy Radiation neuropathy Tumor Neurofibroma Carcinomatous neuropathy Table 2.