Familial recurrent paralysis of the brachial plexus. Tomacular neuropathy

A. Pou Serradell, V. J. De Paiva, F. Alameda, J. Lloreta, R. Blasco, A. Piqueras

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Familial recurrent plexopathy related to tomacular neuropathy is only the localized expression, with a familial predisposition, of a more diffuse disease. Such are the conclusions we drew from a study of 3 cases, in 2 families, of recurrent tomacular brachial plexopathy. In all 3 cases the condition was transmitted by the mother as an autosomal dominant trait. Biopsy of a sensory nerve was performed in 2 cases and showed, in one, typical images of myelinic degeneration at various stages, corresponding to the formation of tomacular tickenings. Tomacular brachial plexopathy must be distinguished from hereditary amyotrophic neuralgia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-128
JournalRevue Neurologique
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992


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