International Journal of

PhysiatryISSN: 2572-4215

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510024

Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Hematoma: Importance of Neurological Examination

Sumer E Mohamed, DO, Dhara J Rana, MS and James W Bailey, DO

Article Type: Case Study | First Published: April 22, 2022

Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a rare spinal pathology, which can result in serious morbidity and disability if not diagnosed promptly. The authors present a unique case of acute plegia in a patient with spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma secondary to herniated disc hemorrhage. A 66-year-old male with a five-month history of progressive weakness in the upper and lower extremities with associated radiculopathy and numbness presented to the ED with physical exam significant for signs of...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510023

The “Giant” Median Nerve, a Rare Diagnosis Presenting as Routine Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Case Series and Literature Review

Jennifer Tram, BS and Kenneth Vitale, MD

Article Type: Case Study | First Published: April 07, 2022

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common entrapment neuropathies and is caused by median nerve compression as it traverses the carpal tunnel. Marked enlargement of the median nerve in the setting of carpal tunnel syndrome, occasionally termed “giant” median nerve, is rare in the literature and typically seen only in conditions of tumorous growth or arteritis. Here we report two cases of a giant median nerve in the setting of carpal tunnel syndrome. One patient reported classic sensor...

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