We describe a case of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) associated to periodic limb movements (PLMs) in a woman with a cervical schwannoma. Neurological examination, laboratory tests, neurography and electromyography were unremarkable. Neuroimaging evidenced a schwannoma at C3 level that compressed the right ventral surface of the medulla. Somatosensory-evoked potentials showed absence of the N13 after right median nerve stimulation and reduction of amplitude of the same component after left nerve stimulation. A video-polysomnography documented PLMs with a marked prevalence of the right-sided movements. We believe that the cervical schwannoma played a role in the pathogenesis of RLS and of lateralized PLMs.

Losurdo, A., Luigetti, M., Restuccia, D., Vollono, C., Testani, E., Gnoni, V., Di Blasi, C., Della Marca, G., Restless Legs Syndrome and lateralized periodic movements due to a spinal schwannoma, <<SLEEP AND BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS>>, 2015; 13 (1): 106-108. [doi:10.1111/sbr.12081] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/86160]

Restless Legs Syndrome and lateralized periodic movements due to a spinal schwannoma

Losurdo, Anna
Primo
;
Luigetti, Marco
Secondo
;
Restuccia, Domenico;Vollono, Catello;Testani, Elisa;Gnoni, Valentina;Di Blasi, Chiara
Penultimo
;
Della Marca, Giacomo
Ultimo
2015

Abstract

We describe a case of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) associated to periodic limb movements (PLMs) in a woman with a cervical schwannoma. Neurological examination, laboratory tests, neurography and electromyography were unremarkable. Neuroimaging evidenced a schwannoma at C3 level that compressed the right ventral surface of the medulla. Somatosensory-evoked potentials showed absence of the N13 after right median nerve stimulation and reduction of amplitude of the same component after left nerve stimulation. A video-polysomnography documented PLMs with a marked prevalence of the right-sided movements. We believe that the cervical schwannoma played a role in the pathogenesis of RLS and of lateralized PLMs.
Inglese
Losurdo, A., Luigetti, M., Restuccia, D., Vollono, C., Testani, E., Gnoni, V., Di Blasi, C., Della Marca, G., Restless Legs Syndrome and lateralized periodic movements due to a spinal schwannoma, <<SLEEP AND BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS>>, 2015; 13 (1): 106-108. [doi:10.1111/sbr.12081] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/86160]
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/10807/86160
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 0
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 0
social impact