Friday night palsy: an unusual case of brachial plexus neuropathy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Brachial plexopathy can result from traction injury, radiation injury, local or metastatic cancer, hereditary, or idiopathic causes. However, brachial plexopathy resulting from malposition of an arm during sleep, similar to Saturday night palsy, has not been reported. We report a case of brachial plexus neuropathy that occurred after the patient slept on his shoulder and arm following excessive alcohol consumption on a Friday night.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sathornsumetee, S; Morgenlander, JC

Published Date

  • February 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 108 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 191 - 192

PubMed ID

  • 16412841

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0303-8467

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.clineuro.2004.12.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands