Pseudomenigiocele masquerading as monomelic amyotrophy

William K. Jens, Rae Bacharach, Sandip Savaliya, Divpreet Kaur

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Abstract

Pseudomeningocele is a known cause of myelopathy, however this is classically associated with bilateral symptoms. We discuss a patient presenting with single upper extremity weakness, initially diagnoses as monomelic amyotrophy, which further investigation revealed to be a giant pseudomeningocele. This case illustrates a unique presentation of pseudomeningocele, including prominent changes in MRI, CT myelogram, and EMG. A review of the literature for pseudomeningocele including pathology, diagnosis, imaging, and treatment as well as the initial diagnosis of monomelic amyotrophy is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalInterdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management
Volume5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

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Spinal Cord Diseases
Upper Extremity
Pathology
Monomelic amyotrophy
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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In: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management, Vol. 5, 01.09.2016, p. 51-53.

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