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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2011;49(4): 234-236.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2011.49.4.234
Leg Weakness in a Patient with Lumbar Stenosis and Adrenal Insufficiency.
Kyoung Tae Kim, Suk Won Ahn, Jeong Taik Kwon, Young Baeg Kim
1Department of Neurosurgery, Kyungpook National University, Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
2Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. ybkim1218@cau.ac.kr
ABSTRACT
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common spinal disease in the elderly. The cardinal symptom of LSS is neurogenic claudication, but not all patients present with such typical symptom. The clinical symptoms are often confused with symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, musculo-skeletal disease and other medical conditions in elderly patients. In particular, LSS presenting with rapid progression of leg weakness must be distinguished from other combined diseases. We report a case of rapid progressive leg weakness in a patient with LSS and iatrogenic adrenal insufficiency that was induced by obscure health supplement.
Key Words: Leg weakness; Lumbar spinal stenosis; Adrenal insufficiency
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