Bibrachial palsy due to paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis

K. J. Meador, B. Richards, S. Hunter, F. T. Nichols, R. T. Watson

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Bibrachial palsy is a distinctly unusual pattern of muscular weakness. We have described a woman who had a slowly progressive clinical course, with profound bibrachial palsy and neurogenic respiratory failure, but neurologically normal lower extremities. Autopsy revealed encephalomyelitis and a small previously undetected oat cell carcinoma with inflammatory infiltration. The pathologic features are consistent with an autoimmune process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1053-1055
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume82
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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Nervous System Paraneoplastic Syndromes
Paralysis
Encephalomyelitis
Small Cell Carcinoma
Muscle Weakness
Respiratory Insufficiency
Lower Extremity
Autopsy

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Bibrachial palsy due to paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis. / Meador, K. J.; Richards, B.; Hunter, S.; Nichols, F. T.; Watson, R. T.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 82, No. 8, 01.01.1989, p. 1053-1055.

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Meador, K. J. ; Richards, B. ; Hunter, S. ; Nichols, F. T. ; Watson, R. T. / Bibrachial palsy due to paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis. In: Southern Medical Journal. 1989 ; Vol. 82, No. 8. pp. 1053-1055.
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