Diabetic Lumbosacral Plexopathy Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 07, 2019
  • Author: Divakara Kedlaya, MBBS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is proximal neuropathy in diabetes mellitus (DM) in regard to diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What is the onset of diabetic amyotrophy in regard to diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What constitutes lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy in regard to diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

Which studies are helpful in the workup of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

How is a lumbar puncture used in the workup of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

How are lumbar spine and pelvic imaging studies used in the workup of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What is the most important management technique for diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What is the medical management of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What is the role of physical therapy in the management of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

How can an occupational therapist help individuals with diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What is the pathogenesis of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

How common is diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy in the US, and what is the rate of diabetes mellitus (DM) in persons with lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy?

What are the morbidities of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What are the race- and sex-related demographics of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What is the prognosis of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What educational information should be provided to a patient with diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

Presentation

Which findings are common in diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

How does distal symmetrical polyneuropathy (DSPN) affect the onset of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What is the relationship between cervical-radiculoplexus neuropathy and diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What are the characteristic features of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

DDX

What are the diagnostic considerations in diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What are the differential diagnoses for Diabetic Lumbosacral Plexopathy?

Workup

What are the approach considerations in the workup of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

Which lab studies are used in the workup of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

Which imaging studies are used in the workup of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

When is a biopsy indicated in the workup of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What nerve damage may be revealed in an autopsy of a patient with diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

How are EMG and NCS used in the workup of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What are the common findings of SNAP and CMAP studies in patients with diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

How are femoral nerve motor conduction studies used in the workup of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

Treatment

What are the approach considerations for the treatment of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

When is surgery indicated in the treatment of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

Which consultations are indicated in the workup of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

How is physical therapy used to treat diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

How is occupational therapy used to treat diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What is the most important medical care for diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What is included in the medical management of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

Medications

Which medications are used to treat diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What is the role of methylprednisolone in the treatment of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

What is the role of immunotherapy in the treatment of diabetic lumbosacral plexopathy?

Which medications in the drug class Blood Products are used in the treatment of Diabetic Lumbosacral Plexopathy?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressive Agents are used in the treatment of Diabetic Lumbosacral Plexopathy?

Which medications in the drug class Tricyclic Antidepressants are used in the treatment of Diabetic Lumbosacral Plexopathy?

Which medications in the drug class Antiepileptic Drugs are used in the treatment of Diabetic Lumbosacral Plexopathy?