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84 Possible Causes for Unilateral Arm Weakness

  • Brachial Plexus Injury

    RESULTS: Five patients had unilateral arm weakness after the initiation of ECMO therapy.[]

  • Pancoast Syndrome

    Pancoast syndrome is a term used to describe unilateral shoulder and arm pain, weakness, and atrophy of hand muscles and Horner's syndrome as a result of a mass in the lung[] […] or bilateral neurogenic pain over the neck, trapezius, chest, shoulder and/or arm 92% of patients endorse trapezius pain upper extremity weakness , numbness and paresthesias[] […] pain of the shoulder and weakness of the ipsilateral arm, as well as constitutive features of Horner's syndrome.[]

  • Brachial Plexus Neuritis

    Brachial plexus neuritis (BN) is an uncommon disorder characterized by severe shoulder and upper arm pain followed by marked upper arm weakness.[] When the brachial plexus gets inflamed or damaged, there can be pain and weakness in the shoulder, arm and hand.[] […] pain (throbbing, aching) in shoulder/arm (2) Pain resolves within 1-3 weeks (3) weakness /wasting of involved muscles and variable sensory impairment Prognosis Full recovery[]

  • Cervical Spondylosis

    Radiculopathy [ 4 ] Suspect this where there is unilateral neck, shoulder, or arm pain approximating to a dermatome.[] There may be accompanying changes in sensation or weakness in related muscles.[]

  • Stroke

    Stroke symptoms include: sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm, or leg, often unilateral; confusion; difficulties in speaking or seeing with one or both eyes; difficulties[] 2—Partial facial weakness 3—Complete unilateral palsy 5 Motor function (arm) 0—No drift a.[] —Complete gaze palsy 3 Visual fields 0—No visual field defect 1—Partial hemianopia 2—Complete hemianopia 3—Bilateral hemianopia 4 Facial movement 0—Normal 1—Minor facial weakness[]

  • Cerebral Palsy

    The full text of this article hosted at is unavailable due to technical difficulties. First published: 20 December 2006 Cited by: 2 Correspondence Reidun Stenberg, Department of Paediatrics, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden. Tel: 46 19 6022822 Email: [email protected] Abstract In nine[…][]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    In the absence of pathognomonic clinical features or a definitive laboratory test, multiple sclerosis (MS) remains ultimately a diagnosis of exclusion. Accurate diagnosis is increasingly important with available disease modifying therapy. Unfortunately the rate of misdiagnosis remains around 5%-10%, indicating that 1 in 20[…][]

  • Radial Head Dislocation

    Abstract Congenital radial head dislocation is a rare condition which is, however, the most common of all congenital pathologies of the elbow joint. This paper is a case report on a patient presenting with moderate pain and discomfort in one of his elbow joints, both of which were found to be affected by this[…][]

  • Subdural Hematoma

    OBJECTIVE: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a commonly encountered neurosurgical pathology that frequently requires operative intervention. With an increasing ageing demographic, more elderly and comorbid patients will present with symptomatic CSDH. This study evaluated clinical and radiologic factors to create a[…][]

  • Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen shoulder means your shoulder is painful and stiff for months, sometimes years. It can be treated with shoulder exercises and painkillers. you have shoulder pain and stiffness that does not go away – pain can be worse at night when sleeping the pain is so bad it makes it hard to move your arm and shoulder[…][]

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