Lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy

Lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy is a type of acute or subacute inflammatory neuropathy involving mainly the nerve roots of the lumbosacral nerve plexus 2. Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor and in diabetics, this condition is called diabetic amyotrophy 3

Clinical presentation

Present as an asymmetrical debilitating pain mainly involving the proximal thigh with associated motor weakness and atrophy of muscle 1

Pathology

There is acute or subacute inflammation of the nerve root and nerves causing a microvasculitis and ischemic nerve injury 2.  

Treatment and prognosis 

Current evidence suggests early treatment with immunosuppressive agents gives symptomatic relief and slows down disease progression 1.

Article information

rID: 73441
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Diabetic amyotrophy

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