Pulmonary manifestations of POEMS syndrome: Case report and literature review

Babak Mokhlesi, Manu Jain*

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Phrenic nerve paresis is an unusual complication of POEMS (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M-protein spike and skin changes) syndrome. In this report, we describe a case of POEMS syndrome in which a 56-year-old woman presented with dyspnea and ventilatory failure due to bilateral phrenic nerve paralysis. To our knowledge, only one other ease of phrenic neuropathy in POEMS syndrome has been reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1740-1742
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1999


  • Diaphragm
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Neuropathy
  • POEMS syndrome
  • Paralysis
  • Phrenic
  • Pulmonary
  • Respiratory failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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