Flashcards in 7. Peripheral Nerves Deck (6)
What type of sensation affected in ALS?
Foot drop from radiculopathy vs peroneal nerve palsy?
In pure peroneal neuropathy, foot inversion is intact (tibialis posterior/anterior); and internal rotation of flexed hip (gluteus medius)
Anterior interosseous nerve entrapment
Pain in proximal forearm that increases with exercise and decrease with rest
Irritation of medial upper arm and Horner syndrome (Pancoast tumor)
Standard lab test for peripheral neuropathy workup
Thyroid, Rheum, Vitamin B12/Folate, HbA1C, ESR, RPR, heavy metals, immunoelectrophoresis of serum protein