Popeye Syndrome

(redirected from Brachial Entrapment Syndrome)
An acquired condition of older men who perform heavy work with their arms, resulting in a Popeye-like enlargement of their forearms, which are relatively larger than their upper arms; muscular hypertrophy within fibrous forearm compartments results in compression of the brachial artery with ischaemic forearm fatigue and paresthesias
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