Myoclonus of peripheral origin: Case secondary to a digital nerve lesion

Authors

  • M. Seijo Martinez MD,

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    1. Department of Neurology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    2. Department of Neurophysiology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    3. Department of Orthopedic Surgery Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    4. Department of Neurology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    5. Department of Neurophysiology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    6. Department of Radiology Medtec-Hospital Xeral Vigo, Vigo, Spain
    • Neurology Service, Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra, Loureiro Crespo, 36001 Pontevedra, Spain

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  • M. Fontoira MD,

    1. Department of Neurology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    2. Department of Neurophysiology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    3. Department of Orthopedic Surgery Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    4. Department of Neurology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    5. Department of Neurophysiology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    6. Department of Radiology Medtec-Hospital Xeral Vigo, Vigo, Spain
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  • G. Celester MD,

    1. Department of Neurology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    2. Department of Neurophysiology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    3. Department of Orthopedic Surgery Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    4. Department of Neurology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    5. Department of Neurophysiology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    6. Department of Radiology Medtec-Hospital Xeral Vigo, Vigo, Spain
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  • M. Castro del Río MD,

    1. Department of Neurology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    2. Department of Neurophysiology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    3. Department of Orthopedic Surgery Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    4. Department of Neurology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    5. Department of Neurophysiology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    6. Department of Radiology Medtec-Hospital Xeral Vigo, Vigo, Spain
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  • J. Permuy MD,

    1. Department of Neurology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    2. Department of Neurophysiology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    3. Department of Orthopedic Surgery Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    4. Department of Neurology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    5. Department of Neurophysiology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    6. Department of Radiology Medtec-Hospital Xeral Vigo, Vigo, Spain
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  • A. Iglesias MD

    1. Department of Neurology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    2. Department of Neurophysiology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    3. Department of Orthopedic Surgery Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    4. Department of Neurology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    5. Department of Neurophysiology Complexo Hospitalario de Pontevedra Pontevedra, Spain
    6. Department of Radiology Medtec-Hospital Xeral Vigo, Vigo, Spain
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Abstract

We present a patient with myoclonus of the left hand appearing 1 month after surgical correction of a stenosing tenosynovitis of the thumb. An extensive fibrosis of the external palmar digital nerve was shown, and the successful liberation of this median nerve terminal branch completely and rapidly eliminated the movement disorder. © 2001 Movement Disorder Society.

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