Localized hypertrophic neuropathy

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Localized hypertrophic neuropathy

Localized hypertrophic neuropathy is a nerve condition in which nerve cells increase in number and form bundles that look like onion bulbs.  This condition affects one nerve, usually in an arm or leg.  The symptoms of this condition include muscle weakness, numbness, and decreased reflexes in the affected limb.  Symptoms slowly get worse over time.   The cause of this condition is unknown, but some researchers believe it might be a type of tumor, while others believe it might be an unusual reaction to injury.
 

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The terms "Localized hypertrophic neuropathy" returned 1 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Localized hypertrophic neuropathy (LHN) of the brachial plexus: diagnosis and presurgical evaluation with MRI].
 

Author(s): M Saguintaah, C Veyrac, C Baud, A Couture

Journal: J Radiol. 2002 Jun;83(6 Pt 1):745-7.

 

The authors report a case of localized hypertrophic neuropathy diagnosed by MRI. This 10-year-old girl presented with painless progressive deltoid atrophy. Electrodiagnostic studies demonstrated chronic denervation. An MRI performed with T1, T2, T1 with gadolinium and fat saturation ...

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2002

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