Neuralgic amyotrophy (Parsonage-Turner syndrome).

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Neuralgic amyotrophy (Parsonage-Turner syndrome or brachial plexus neuritis) is an uncommon syndrome whose cause is unknown. The suprascapular and axillary nerves and corresponding muscles are affected most frequently. The disorder exhibits a broad range of clinical manifestations, and patients frequently present to physicians of different subspecialties. Accurate diagnosis can be challenging and requires a thorough history and physical examination. Nerve conduction velocity and imaging studies assist in the evaluation. Treatment consists of symptomatic management. Symptoms can persist for more than than a year, but most patients note resolution of symptoms over time.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tjoumakaris, FP; Anakwenze, OA; Kancherla, V; Pulos, N

Published Date

  • July 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 443 - 449

PubMed ID

  • 22751163

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1067-151X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.5435/JAAOS-20-07-443


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States