Key Features

  • Pearls books feature real patient cases, providing information not found in standard texts

  • Each case follows the same format for clarity and ease of presentation

  • Provides information about the specific patient as well overall information on each disorder discussed.

  • The text is interactive as the reader is asked make a diagnosis based on the case information presented

  • Illustrations are provided for most of the cases

  • Three or four "pearls of practice" are distilled for each case.

Table of Contents



Case 1. A 60-year-old man with numbness and tingling in his hands for 1 year
Case 2. A 48-year old woman with numbness and tingling in both hands
Case 3. A 68-year-old woman with numbness and tingling in her hands
Case 4. A 53-year-old woman with right hand weakness and numbness after an axillary dissection
Case 5. A 36-year-old man with 2 years of numbness in his left hand digits 4 and 5
Case 6. A 55-year-old man with numbness in hand digits 4 and 5
Case 7. A 53-year-old woman with left hand weakness
Case 8. A 40-year-old woman referred for left carpal tunnel syndrome or ulnar neuropathy
Case 9. A 23-year-old woman with progressive weakness, atrophy, and numbness in one hand
Case 10. A 68-year-old man with metastatic melanoma and progressive left wrist drop for several months
Case 11. A 43-year-old man with scapular winging after a cervical lymph node biopsy
Case 12. A 51-year-old man with scapular winging after arthroscopic shoulder surgery
Case 13. A 23-year-old man with right arm weakness after a motorcycle accident
Case 14. 56-year-old woman 2 days after a left shoulder dislocation and closed reduction with diffuse left arm weakness
Case 15. A 56-year-old man with painful left hand weakness
Case 16. A 71-year-old man with left arm weakness for 1 month
Case 17. A 61-year-old woman with breast cancer, and right neck and shoulder pain and hand weakness and numbness 3 months prior to evaluation
Case 18. A 64-year-old man with right foot drop 6 weeks prior
Case 19. A 70-year-old woman with right foot drop after hip replacement
Case 20. A 38-year-old man with left foot weakness and numbness after prior treatment for a posterior thigh sarcoma
Case 21. A 73-year-old man with right leg numbness, weakness, and pain
Case 22. A 46-year-old woman with right leg pain and intermittent paresthesias
Case 23. A 57-y


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About the authors

Steven Greenberg

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Anthony Amato

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Neuromuscular Division, Director, Clinical Neurophysiology, Laboratory, Vice-Chairman, Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Associate Neurologist and Neuromuscular Consultant, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA