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Ann Clin Neurophysiol. 2017; 19(1): 68-70.
Published online January 26, 2017.
doi: https://doi.org/10.14253/acn.2017.19.1.68
Flail arm syndrome with several issues related to the diagnostic process
Jae-Youn Kim, Yun Kyung Park, Bora Yoon, Kee Ook Lee, Yong-Duk Kim, and Sang-Jun Na
Department of Neurology, Konyang University of College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea
Corresponding Author: Sang-Jun Na ,Tel: +82-42-600-8814, Fax: +82-42-545-0050, Email: nukedoc@hanmail.net
Received September 2, 2016    Accepted January 2, 2017
Copyright © 2017 The Korean Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
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ABSTRACT
Flail arm syndrome (FAS), known as one of the atypical amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) variants, has a similar clinical course and pathologic findings as ALS. Therefore it is difficult to differentiate between ALS and FAS at a glance. There are few reports involving individual analysis of FAS patients to date. The findings of polysomnography (PSG) in patient with FAS are not well known. We report a male FAS patient with review of literatures and several issues related to the diagnostic process.
Key words: Flail arm syndrome; Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Upper motor neuron sign
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