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2022 Jul 16

Eur Spine J

Neuropathic arthropathy of the shoulder as a presenting feature of Chiari malformation with syringomyelia: a case report with a systematic literature review.


Mahmoud I, Zarrouk Z, Ben Tekaya A, Ben Salah M, Bouden S, Rouached L, Tekaya R, Saidane O, Abdelmoula L
Eur Spine J. 2022 Jul 16.
PMID: 35841440.


Neuropathic arthropathy (NA) of the shoulder is a chronic progressive process characterized by joint destruction in the presence of a neurosensory deficit. Syringomyelia, a spinal cord disease, is the leading cause of NA in the upper extremity.