Professional paper - Other
Flail-arm syndrome: Case presentation

Bučuk, Mira; Sonnenschein, Ivan; Novak, Petra (2014)
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Language Croatian
Title (Croatian)Flail-arm sindrom: prikaz slučaja
Title (English)Flail-arm syndrome: Case presentation
AuthorBučuk, Mira
Sonnenschein, Ivan
Novak, Petra
Abstract (Croatian)
Cilj: Prikazati rijedak klinički entitet, flail-arm sindrom, varijantu amiotrofične lateralne skleroze. Prikaz slučaja: Prikazujemo šezdesetosmogodišnjeg muškarca s atrofijom proksimalnih mišića gornjih ekstremiteta i ramenog pojasa. Miotatski refleksi u gornjim ekstremitetima nisu se izazivali, a u donjim ekstremitetima bili su pojačani. Plantarni je refleks obostrano bio fiziološki. Fascikulacije su bile vidljive u mišićima nadlaktica. Znakova slabosti bulbarnih mišića pacijent nije imao. Tijekom 27 mjeseci nakon nastupa simptoma njegovo je stanje bilo nepromijenjeno. Zaključak: Rezultati pretraga i klinička slika govore u prilog flailarm sindromu.
Abstract (English)
Aim: To report a rare entity of flail-arm syndrome, a variant of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Case Report: We present a male patient at 68 years of age with proximal muscle atrophy of upper extremities and shoulders. Deep tendon reflexes in upper extremities were absent, while hyperactive in lower extremities. Plantar reflex was physiological on both sides. Fasciculations were visible in both arms. There were no signs of bulbar weakness. His condition was unchanged during 27 months after the onset of symptoms. Conclusion: The results of diagnostic procedures and clinical findings indicate the presence of flail-arm sindrome.
Keywords (Croatian)amiotrofična lateralna skleroza bolest motornog neurona brahijalna pareza superoksid dismutaza
Keywords (English)amyotrophic lateral sclerosis brachial paresis motor neuron disease superoxide dismutase
Publication typeprofessional paper - other
Publication statuspublished
Peer reviewpeer review
Journal titleMedicina Fluminensis : Medicina Fluminensis
Numbering2014, Vol. 50., No. 4, pp 462-467
ISSN0025-7729
Datepublication: 01.12.2014.
Article URLhttp://hrcak.srce.hr/129789
Scientific fieldBIOMEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE
Clinical Medical Sciences
Neurology
InstitutionUniversity of Rijeka, Faculty of Medicine
(Department of Neurology)
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:184:089591