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Chassaignac's paralysis

Alternative eponyms

  • Chassaignac's luxation
  • Chassaignac's syndrome

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Characteristic painful pseudoparesis of the lower arm, preventing movements and thus stimulating a paralytic condition.

Description

Characteristic painful pseudoparesis of the lower arm, preventing movements and thus stimulating a paralytic condition. in small children. It is caused by traumatic subluxation of the head of radius through the ligamentum anulare Referred to excessive muscle stretching, e.g., when the child is lifted.

Bibliography

  • C. M. E. Chassaignac:
    De la paralysie douloureuse des jeunes enfants.
    Archives générales de médecine, Paris, 5th series, 1856, 7: 653-669.

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