Post-cervical decompression parsonage-turner syndrome represents a subset of C5 palsy: six cases and a review of the literature: case report.

@article{Brown2010PostcervicalDP,
  title={Post-cervical decompression parsonage-turner syndrome represents a subset of C5 palsy: six cases and a review of the literature: case report.},
  author={Justin M. Brown and Andrew J Yee and Renee A Ivens and William H Dribben and Susan E. Mackinnon},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={E1831-43; discussion E1843-4}
}
BACKGROUND Approximately 5% of cervical decompression cases are complicated by postoperative weakness. Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) or neuralgic amyotrophy is known to be precipitated by surgery and unrelated to technical or structural issues. Our practice has seen a number of cases of PTS after cervical decompression surgery. In this case report, we discuss a series of such patients, highlighting the commonalities with the more frequently diagnosed C5 palsy. We conclude with our management… CONTINUE READING