Neuropathic arthropathy caused by syringomyelia in different joints and lesion of brachial plexus at right upper extremity: A case report


Ekim A., ARMAĞAN O.

AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY, vol.19, no.3, pp.54-59, 2007 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-59
  • Keywords: Syringomyelia, Neuropathic arthropathy, Brachial plexus
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Syringomyelia is characterized by slow progression; the joints involved most frequently are the shoulders and elbows. Neuropathic arthropathy of the hand is quite rare. Herewith, we present a case of neuropathic arthropathy (NA) of the joints in the upper limb secondary to Syringomyelia. Atypical features of the case included NA of the shoulder, elbow and metacarpophalengeal joint in the same upper limb. These atypical features superimposed shoulder subluxation and brachial plexopathy which diagnosed by electrophysiologic studies. To the best of our knowledge, our study is the first of its kind that reports a patient who had all the abovementioned symptoms in the same upper limb.