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.
- Multiple myeloma
- POEMS syndrome
- Respiratory failure
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine