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Radiology. 1998 Apr;207(1):255-9.

Acute brachial neuritis (Parsonage-Turner syndrome): MR imaging appearance--report of three cases.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.


Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings in three patients with acute onset of neuritic shoulder pain and weakness included high signal intensity in supra- and infraspinatus muscles (n = 2), partial involvement of infraspinatus muscle (n = 1) and of deltoid muscle (n = 1), and atrophy of supra- and infraspinatus muscles (n = 2). Clinical diagnosis of acute brachial neuritis (Parsonage-Turner syndrome) correlated with MR imaging results in all cases.

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