Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Electromyographic changes in a patient with hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy: A case report

Hoisik Min 1 ,Chang Han Lee 2
1 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine and Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, South Korea
2 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine and Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, South Korea
DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2022.8328 Hypocalcemia is a rather uncommon condition that may be encountered in the outpatient setting. It may be associated with a wide range of clinical symptoms and signs. It is unclear that the primary cause of symptom is hypocalcemia, as these symptoms are usually discrete and ambiguous. Signs of muscle cramp and tetany are considered the expressions of overexcitability of peripheral nerves or central nervous system in case of hypocalcemia in the nerve. In this case, we present a 59-year-old female who presented with persistent muscle cramp and pain of both upper and lower extremities and underwent an investigation that revealed electromyographic changes due to hypocalcemia during an electromyographic study. Keywords : Electromyography, hypocalcemia, muscle cramp