Bilateral isolated phrenic neuropathy causing painless bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis NEUROLOGY Lin, P. T., Andersson, P. B., Distad, B. J., Barohn, R. J., Cho, S. C., So, Y. T., Katz, J. S. 2005; 65 (9): 1499-1501


The authors report four patients with a syndrome of painless bilateral isolated phrenic neuropathy. Electrophysiologic testing demonstrated active denervation restricted to the diaphragm. Long-term recovery was poor. The authors conclude that bilateral isolated phrenic neuropathy is a cause of painless diaphragmatic paralysis distinguishable from immune brachial plexus neuropathy and other neuromuscular disorders with similar clinical presentation.

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