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J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2016 Nov;18(7):403-404. Epub 2016 Jul 19.

A case of motor neuropathy after cryolipolysis of the arm.

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1
a Arumdaun Nara Dermatologic Clinic , Seoul , Republic of Korea.
2
b Department of Dermatology , College of Medicine, Korea University , Ansan , Republic of Korea.
3
c Department of Neurology , College of Medicine, Korea University , Ansan , Republic of Korea.

Abstract

Cryolipolysis treatment is a non-invasive option for localized fat reduction without damaging the surrounding tissue. Clinical studies about cryolipolysis show various side effects, including temporary erythema, bruising, and transient numbness. But, no reports are available on motor nerve malfunction after cryolipolysis. A 24-year-old female received cryolipolysis treatment on abdomen, both arms. After 10 days, patient complained of weakness and inability to lift heavy objects. Symptoms continued for 6 months, and fully recovered without treatment. Thus, we report a case of motor neuropathy after cryolipolysis, which is a rare complication of cryolipolysis.

KEYWORDS:

Cryolipolysis; motor neuropathy; posterior interosseous nerve

PMID:
27223604
DOI:
10.1080/14764172.2016.1191651
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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