Massive peripheral nerve hypertrophy in a patient with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy

Luca Albini Riccioli, V. D'Agostino, A. F. Marliani, M. Leonardi

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Abstract

We describe a male patient with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy presenting extensive diffuse hypertrophy of the nerve roots of peripheral nerves. Since adolescence the patient has had a slow and progressive mainly distal loss of sensitivity and muscle weakness in all four limbs. He presented with diffuse muscle atrophy with enlarged palpable nerve trunks. Electromyography disclosed impaired sensory and motor responses in the bilateral median nerves and the right ulnar nerve. CSF examination showed elevated protein content, while MR scans depicted extensive hypertrophy of the spinal nerve roots. The patient benefitted from corticosteroid treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Volume21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

Keywords

  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Electromyography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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