Multiple enlarged nerves on neurosonography: An unusual paraneoplastic case

Frank Leypoldt*, Manuel A. Friese, Josef Böhm, Tobias Bäumer

*Corresponding author for this work
6 Citations (Scopus)


Multiple nerve enlargements at non-entrapment sites are usually caused by hereditary or acquired immunemediated neuropathies. We describe a case of multifocal hypertrophic mononeuropathies detected by nerve sonography with a clinical picture of progressive mononeuritis multiplex caused by a paraneoplastic syndrome associated with anti-Hu antibodies. This case illustrates an unusual but important paraneoplastic differential diagnosis of progressive multifocal hypertrophic neuropathies. It emphasizes the role of nerve ultrasound in the diagnostic work-up of peripheral nervous system disorders.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)756-757
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 05.2011


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