PMID: 7082144Apr 1, 1982Paper

Guillain-Barré syndrome with secondary bilateral posterior interosseous nerve syndrome

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
B M Sucher, J A Cavanaugh


A case of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), with secondary entrapment of the posterior interosseous nerve bilaterally, is presented. It is felt that this was caused by the edema associated with the primary GBS, which led to compression with an anatomically narrowed supinator space, previously aggravated by repetitive pronation-supination. Diagnosis of such cases demands careful serial physical examinations, electromyography, and nerve conduction velocity studies. Appropriate splinting and careful exercise to balance muscle return are essential in physiatric management.

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