A Diagnostic Mimicker: A Sixty-Year-Old Male With Ptosis and Left Arm Weakness

Connie Tang, Sara Dehbashi


We describe a case of a 60-year-old male presenting with ptosis and left arm weakness. We review key localization features, diagnostic studies, including electromyography (EMG) findings, and discuss treatment and prognosis of the pharyngeal-cervical-brachial (PCB) variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome. We explore the differential diagnoses from motor neuron disease, neuromuscular junction disorder, and other atypical Guillain-Barre syndromes that this condition can mimic and how to recognize the PCB variant in the neurologic evaluation.

J Neurol Res. 2022;12(1):21-24
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jnr605


Neuromuscular disease; Clinical neurophysiology; EMG; Clinical neurology

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