Electrophysiological findings in a case of congenital lower limb hypoplasia

Thomas Zambelis, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Panagiotis Kokotis, Konstantinos Spengos, Nikolaos Karandreas

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Limb hypoplasia is a rare congenital disorder. Is usually encountered in patients with segmental spinal dysplasia (SSD), in progressive facial hemiatrophy (Parry-Romberg syndrome) and in other rare conditions. We performed an extensive electrophysiological study in a 18-year-old female with congenital left lower limb hypoplasia, but with no motor and sensory deficit. Electrophysiological investigation comprised motor and sensory nerve conduction velocities, needle EMG, quantitative sensory studies and SEP with standard techniques. The study showed markedly involved large diameter peripheral sensory nerve fibers and intact motor and small diameter peripheral sensory nerve fibers. Extensive electrophysiological investigation in cases of limb hypoplasia has not been previously performed. In this patient congentital hypoplasia of the muscles also involved the peripheral large diameter sensory nerve fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-179
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Facial Hemiatrophy
Nerve Fibers
Lower Extremity
Peripheral Nerves
Extremities
Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities
Neural Conduction
Needles
Muscles

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Electrophysiological findings in a case of congenital lower limb hypoplasia. / Zambelis, Thomas; Tsivgoulis, Georgios; Kokotis, Panagiotis; Spengos, Konstantinos; Karandreas, Nikolaos.

In: Neurological Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 3, 01.06.2008, p. 177-179.

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Zambelis, Thomas ; Tsivgoulis, Georgios ; Kokotis, Panagiotis ; Spengos, Konstantinos ; Karandreas, Nikolaos. / Electrophysiological findings in a case of congenital lower limb hypoplasia. In: Neurological Sciences. 2008 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 177-179.
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