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. May-Jun 2017;13(3):173-175.
doi: 10.1016/j.reuma.2016.02.012. Epub 2016 Apr 18.

Calf Pseudohipertrophy

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Calf Pseudohipertrophy

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Pablo Antonio Zurita Prada et al. Reumatol Clin. .
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Abstract

Calf pseudohypertrophy due to radiculopathy is an exceptional phenomenon rarely described. We report a 67 year old woman with a previous history of lumbar disc surgery consulting by progressive increase for more than a year of evolution painless right calf associated loss of strength. Electromyographic findings showed chronic S1 radiculopathy and radiologically was appreciated in the medial gastrocnemius and soleus rights substitution of normal muscle tissue by adipose tissue without evidence of myopathy or sarcomatous degeneration.

Keywords: Calf pseudohipertrophy; Pseudohipertrofia gemelar; Radiculopathy; Radiculopatía.

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