Diseases of the cervical (and first thoracic) roots, nerve trunks, cords, and peripheral nerve components of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS. Clinical manifestations include regional pain, PARESTHESIA; MUSCLE WEAKNESS, and decreased sensation (HYPESTHESIA) in the upper extremity. These disorders may be associated with trauma (including BIRTH INJURIES); THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME; NEOPLASMS; NEURITIS; RADIOTHERAPY; and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1351-2)
A syndrome associated with inflammation of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS. Clinical features include severe pain in the shoulder region which may be accompanied by MUSCLE WEAKNESS and loss of sensation in the upper extremity. This condition may be associated with VIRUS DISEASES; IMMUNIZATION; SURGERY; heroin use (see HEROIN DEPENDENCE); and other conditions. The term brachial neuralgia generally refers to pain associated with brachial plexus injury. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1355-6)
The large network of nerve fibers which distributes the innervation of the upper extremity. The brachial plexus extends from the neck into the axilla. In humans, the nerves of the plexus usually originate from the lower cervical and the first thoracic spinal cord segments (C5-C8 and T1), but variations are not uncommon.
Ulnar neuropathies caused by mechanical compression of the nerve at any location from its origin at the BRACHIAL PLEXUS to its terminations in the hand. Common sites of compression include the retroepicondylar groove, cubital tunnel at the elbow (CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME), and Guyon's canal at the wrist. Clinical features depend on the site of injury, but may include weakness or paralysis of wrist flexion, finger flexion, and ulnar innervated intrinsic hand muscles, and impaired sensation over the ulnar aspect of the hand, fifth finger, and ulnar half of the ring finger. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p43)
Mechanical or anoxic trauma incurred by the infant during labor or delivery.
A villous structure of tangled masses of BLOOD VESSELS contained within the third, lateral, and fourth ventricles of the BRAIN. It regulates part of the production and composition of CEREBROSPINAL FLUID.
Paralysis of an infant resulting from injury received at birth. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Peripheral, autonomic, and cranial nerve disorders that are associated with DIABETES MELLITUS. These conditions usually result from diabetic microvascular injury involving small blood vessels that supply nerves (VASA NERVORUM). Relatively common conditions which may be associated with diabetic neuropathy include third nerve palsy (see OCULOMOTOR NERVE DISEASES); MONONEUROPATHY; mononeuropathy multiplex; diabetic amyotrophy; a painful POLYNEUROPATHY; autonomic neuropathy; and thoracoabdominal neuropathy. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1325)
Interruption of NEURAL CONDUCTION in peripheral nerves or nerve trunks by the injection of a local anesthetic agent (e.g., LIDOCAINE; PHENOL; BOTULINUM TOXINS) to manage or treat pain.
A major nerve of the upper extremity. The fibers of the musculocutaneous nerve originate in the lower cervical spinal cord (usually C5 to C7), travel via the lateral cord of the brachial plexus, and supply sensory and motor innervation to the upper arm, elbow, and forearm.
Surgical reinnervation of a denervated peripheral target using a healthy donor nerve and/or its proximal stump. The direct connection is usually made to a healthy postlesional distal portion of a non-functioning nerve or implanted directly into denervated muscle or insensitive skin. Nerve sprouts will grow from the transferred nerve into the denervated elements and establish contact between them and the neurons that formerly controlled another area.
Diseases of the peripheral nerves external to the brain and spinal cord, which includes diseases of the nerve roots, ganglia, plexi, autonomic nerves, sensory nerves, and motor nerves.
A network of nerve fibers originating in the upper four CERVICAL SPINAL CORD segments. The cervical plexus distributes cutaneous nerves to parts of the neck, shoulders, and back of the head. It also distributes motor fibers to muscles of the cervical SPINAL COLUMN, infrahyoid muscles, and the DIAPHRAGM.
A general term most often used to describe severe or complete loss of muscle strength due to motor system disease from the level of the cerebral cortex to the muscle fiber. This term may also occasionally refer to a loss of sensory function. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p45)
One of two ganglionated neural networks which together form the ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM. The myenteric (Auerbach's) plexus is located between the longitudinal and circular muscle layers of the gut. Its neurons project to the circular muscle, to other myenteric ganglia, to submucosal ganglia, or directly to the epithelium, and play an important role in regulating and patterning gut motility. (From FASEB J 1989;3:127-38)
The ventral rami of the thoracic nerves from segments T1 through T11. The intercostal nerves supply motor and sensory innervation to the thorax and abdomen. The skin and muscles supplied by a given pair are called, respectively, a dermatome and a myotome.
A neurovascular syndrome associated with compression of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS; SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY; and SUBCLAVIAN VEIN at the superior thoracic outlet. This may result from a variety of anomalies such as a CERVICAL RIB, anomalous fascial bands, and abnormalities of the origin or insertion of the anterior or medial scalene muscles. Clinical features may include pain in the shoulder and neck region which radiates into the arm, PARESIS or PARALYSIS of brachial plexus innervated muscles, PARESTHESIA, loss of sensation, reduction of arterial pulses in the affected extremity, ISCHEMIA, and EDEMA. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp214-5).
The articulation between the head of the HUMERUS and the glenoid cavity of the SCAPULA.
A branch of the tibial nerve which supplies sensory innervation to parts of the lower leg and foot.
A surgical specialty concerned with the treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral and sympathetic nervous system.
A medical specialty concerned with the study of the structures, functions, and diseases of the nervous system.
Diseases characterized by a selective degeneration of the motor neurons of the spinal cord, brainstem, or motor cortex. Clinical subtypes are distinguished by the major site of degeneration. In AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS there is involvement of upper, lower, and brainstem motor neurons. In progressive muscular atrophy and related syndromes (see MUSCULAR ATROPHY, SPINAL) the motor neurons in the spinal cord are primarily affected. With progressive bulbar palsy (BULBAR PALSY, PROGRESSIVE), the initial degeneration occurs in the brainstem. In primary lateral sclerosis, the cortical neurons are affected in isolation. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1089)
The propagation of the NERVE IMPULSE along the nerve away from the site of an excitation stimulus.
Diseases of multiple peripheral nerves simultaneously. Polyneuropathies usually are characterized by symmetrical, bilateral distal motor and sensory impairment with a graded increase in severity distally. The pathological processes affecting peripheral nerves include degeneration of the axon, myelin or both. The various forms of polyneuropathy are categorized by the type of nerve affected (e.g., sensory, motor, or autonomic), by the distribution of nerve injury (e.g., distal vs. proximal), by nerve component primarily affected (e.g., demyelinating vs. axonal), by etiology, or by pattern of inheritance.
Immunoglobulin preparations used in intravenous infusion, containing primarily IMMUNOGLOBULIN G. They are used to treat a variety of diseases associated with decreased or abnormal immunoglobulin levels including pediatric AIDS; primary HYPERGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA; SCID; CYTOMEGALOVIRUS infections in transplant recipients, LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA, CHRONIC; Kawasaki syndrome, infection in neonates, and IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA.
Disorders caused by cellular or humoral immune responses primarily directed towards nervous system autoantigens. The immune response may be directed towards specific tissue components (e.g., myelin) and may be limited to the central nervous system (e.g., MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS) or the peripheral nervous system (e.g., GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME).
A hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy transmitted most often as an autosomal dominant trait and characterized by progressive distal wasting and loss of reflexes in the muscles of the legs (and occasionally involving the arms). Onset is usually in the second to fourth decade of life. This condition has been divided into two subtypes, hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN) types I and II. HMSN I is associated with abnormal nerve conduction velocities and nerve hypertrophy, features not seen in HMSN II. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1343)
A specific monosialoganglioside that accumulates abnormally within the nervous system due to a deficiency of GM1-b-galactosidase, resulting in GM1 gangliosidosis.
Association with or participation in an act that is, or is perceived to be, criminal or immoral. One is complicitous when one promotes or unduly benefits from practices or institutions that are morally or legally suspect.
The intentional infliction of physical or mental suffering upon an individual or individuals, including the torture of animals.
An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)
The insertion of a catheter through the skin and body wall into the kidney pelvis, mainly to provide urine drainage where the ureter is not functional. It is used also to remove or dissolve renal calculi and to diagnose ureteral obstruction.
Stones in the URETER that are formed in the KIDNEY. They are rarely more than 5 mm in diameter for larger renal stones cannot enter ureters. They are often lodged at the ureteral narrowing and can cause excruciating renal colic.
The destruction of a calculus of the kidney, ureter, bladder, or gallbladder by physical forces, including crushing with a lithotriptor through a catheter. Focused percutaneous ultrasound and focused hydraulic shock waves may be used without surgery. Lithotripsy does not include the dissolving of stones by acids or litholysis. Lithotripsy by laser is LITHOTRIPSY, LASER.
Care given during the period prior to undergoing surgery when psychological and physical preparations are made according to the special needs of the individual patient. This period spans the time between admission to the hospital to the time the surgery begins. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the ureter.
The urea concentration of the blood stated in terms of nitrogen content. Serum (plasma) urea nitrogen is approximately 12% higher than blood urea nitrogen concentration because of the greater protein content of red blood cells. Increases in blood or serum urea nitrogen are referred to as azotemia and may have prerenal, renal, or postrenal causes. (From Saunders Dictionary & Encyclopedia of Laboratory Medicine and Technology, 1984)
The region of the upper limb in animals, extending from the deltoid region to the HAND, and including the ARM; AXILLA; and SHOULDER.
The first seven VERTEBRAE of the SPINAL COLUMN, which correspond to the VERTEBRAE of the NECK.
Any of the 23 plates of fibrocartilage found between the bodies of adjacent VERTEBRAE.
Excision, in part or whole, of an INTERVERTEBRAL DISC. The most common indication is disk displacement or herniation. In addition to standard surgical removal, it can be performed by percutaneous diskectomy (DISKECTOMY, PERCUTANEOUS) or by laparoscopic diskectomy, the former being the more common.
An INTERVERTEBRAL DISC in which the nucleus pulposus has protruded through surrounding fibrocartilage. This occurs most frequently in the lower lumbar region.
Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)
The surgical fixation of a joint by a procedure designed to accomplish fusion of the joint surfaces by promoting the proliferation of bone cells. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Using an INTERNET based personal journal which may consist of reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks.
The plant genus in the Cannabaceae plant family, Urticales order, Hamamelidae subclass. The flowering tops are called many slang terms including pot, marijuana, hashish, bhang, and ganja. The stem is an important source of hemp fiber.
Complex pharmaceutical substances, preparations, or matter derived from organisms usually obtained by biological methods or assay.
Individual's rights to obtain and use information collected or generated by others.
The excessive use of marijuana with associated psychological symptoms and impairment in social or occupational functioning.
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
Materials or substances used in the composition of traditional medical remedies. The use of this term in MeSH was formerly restricted to historical articles or those concerned with traditional medicine, but it can also refer to homeopathic remedies. Nosodes are specific types of homeopathic remedies prepared from causal agents or disease products.

The exacerbating effect of insulin-induced hypoglycemia on spontaneous peripheral neuropathy in aged B6C3F1 mice. (1/102)

The effect of insulin-induced hypoglycemia on spontaneous peripheral neuropathy in aged mice was examined. Ninety-five-week-old female B6C3F1 mice were infused subcutaneously for 2 weeks with 40 or 80 IU/kg/day of insulin with a micro osmotic pump. Blood glucose level was decreased during the infusion (4.3-6.8 mmol/L in mice receiving 40 IU/kg/day of insulin or 2.4-5.4 mmol/L in mice receiving 80 IU/kg/day of insulin versus 6.5-7.6 mmol/L in control mice). In histopathological examination, axonal degeneration and/or remyelination were observed in a small number of nerve fibers of control mice. Similar nerve fiber lesions were observed in mice receiving 40 IU/kg/day of insulin, whereas severer lesions with an increase in segmental axonal degeneration of nerve fibers were observed in 4/7 mice receiving 80 IU/kg/day of insulin. These findings suggest that spontaneous peripheral neuropathy in aged mice is exacerbated by sustained hypoglycemia induced by insulin treatment.  (+info)

Scapulothoracic stabilisation for winging of the scapula using strips of autogenous fascia lata. (2/102)

We have used a modified technique in five patients to correct winging of the scapula caused by injury to the brachial plexus or the long thoracic nerve during transaxillary resection of the first rib. The procedure stabilises the scapulothoracic articulation by using strips of autogenous fascia lata wrapped around the 4th, 6th and 7th ribs at least two, and preferably three, times. The mean age of the patients at the time of operation was 38 years (26 to 47) and the mean follow-up six years and four months (three years and three months to 11 years). Satisfactory stability was achieved in all patients with considerable improvement in shoulder function. There were no complications.  (+info)

Function of the upper limb after surgery for obstetric brachial plexus palsy. (3/102)

We reviewed a consecutive series of 33 infants who underwent surgery for obstetric brachial plexus palsy at a mean age of 4.7 months. Of these, 13 with an upper palsy and 20 with a total palsy were treated by nerve reconstruction. Ten were treated by muscle transfer to the shoulder or elbow, and 16 by tendon transfer to the hand. The mean postoperative follow-up was 4 years 8 months. Ten of the 13 children (70%) with an upper palsy regained useful shoulder function and 11 (75%) useful elbow function. Of the 20 children with a total palsy, four (20%) regained useful shoulder function and seven (35%) useful elbow function. Most patients with a total palsy had satisfactory sensation of the hand, but only those with some preoperative hand movement regained satisfactory grasp. The ability to incorporate the palsied arm and hand into a co-ordinated movement pattern correlated with the sensation and prehension of the hand, but not with shoulder and elbow function.  (+info)

Restoration of sensory function and lack of long-term chronic pain syndromes after brachial plexus injury in human neonates. (4/102)

Obstetric complications are a common cause of brachial plexus injuries in neonates. Failure to restore sensation leads to trophic injuries and poor limb function. It is not known whether the infant suffers chronic neuropathic or spinal cord root avulsion pain; in adults, chronic pain is usual after spinal root avulsion injuries, and this is often intractable. The plexus is repaired surgically in severe neonatal injures; if no spontaneous recovery has occurred by 3 months, and if neurophysiological investigations point to poor prognosis, then nerve trunk injures are grafted, while spinal cord root avulsion injuries are treated by transferring an intact neighbouring nerve (e.g. intercostal) to the distal stump of the damaged nerve, in an attempt to restore sensorimotor function. Using a range of non-invasive quantitative measures validated in adults, including mechanical, thermal and vibration perception thresholds, we have assessed for the first time sensory and cholinergic sympathetic function in 24 patients aged between 3 and 23 years, who had suffered severe brachial plexus injury at birth. While recovery of function after spinal root avulsion was related demonstrably to surgery, there were remarkable differences from adults, including excellent restoration of sensory function (to normal limits in all dermatomes for at least one modality in 16 out of 20 operated cases), and evidence of exquisite CNS plasticity, i.e. perfect localization of restored sensation in avulsed spinal root dermatomes, now presumably routed via nerves that had been transferred from a distant spinal region. Sensory recovery exceeded motor or cholinergic sympathetic recovery. There was no evidence of chronic pain behaviour or neuropathic syndromes, although pain was reported normally to external stimuli in unaffected regions. We propose that differences in neonates are related to later maturation of injured fibres, and that CNS plasticity may account for their lack of long-term chronic pain after spinal root avulsion injury.  (+info)

Ultrasound diagnosis of shoulder congruity in chronic obstetric brachial plexus palsy. (5/102)

Ultrasound (US) was used to determine the congruity of the shoulder in 22 children with a deformity of the shoulder secondary to chronic obstetric brachial plexus palsy. There were 11 boys and 11 girls with a mean age of 4.75 years (0.83 to 13.92). The shoulder was scanned in the axial plane using a posterior approach with the arm internally rotated. The humeral head was classified as being either congruent or incongruent. The US appearance was compared with that on clinical examination and related to the intraoperative findings. All 17 shoulders diagnosed as incongruent on US were found to be incongruent at operation, whereas three diagnosed as congruent by US were found to be incongruent at operation. The diagnostic accuracy of US for the identification of shoulder incongruity was 82% when compared with the findings at surgery. US is a valuable, but not infallible tool, for the detection of incongruity of the shoulder.  (+info)

A case of multiple schwannomas of the trigeminal nerves, acoustic nerves, lower cranial nerves, brachial plexuses and spinal canal: schwannomatosis or neurofibromatosis? (6/102)

In most cases, while schwannoma is sporadically manifested as a single benign neoplasm, the presence of multiple schwannomas in one patient is usually indicative of neurofibromatosis 2. However, several recent reports have suggested that schwannomatosis itself may also be a distinct clinical entity. This study examines an extremely rare case of probable schwannomatosis associated with intracranial, intraspinal and peripheral involvements. A 63-year-old woman presented with a seven-year history of palpable lumps on both sides of the supraclavicular area and hearing impairment in both ears. On physical examination, no skin manifestations were evident. Facial sensory change, deafness in the left ear and decreased gag reflex were revealed by neurological examination. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed multiple lesions of the trigeminal nerves, acoustic nerves, lower cranial nerves, spinal accessory nerve, brachial plexuses, and spinal nerves. Pathological examination of tumors from the bilateral brachial plexuses, the spinal nerve in the T8 spinal position and the neck mass revealed benign schwannomas. Following is this patient case report of multiple schwannomas presenting with no skin manifestations of neurofibromatosis.  (+info)

Cervico thoracic junction spinal tuberculosis presenting as radiculopathy. (7/102)

A case of cervico thoracic junctional area spinal tuberculosis presenting as painful radiculitis of the upper extremity is reported. The predominant symptom of radicular pain and muscle weakness in the hand, along with a claw deformity, led to considerable delay in diagnosis. The presence of advanced bone destruction with severe instability was demonstrated on the MRI scan done later. Surgical management by radical anterior debridement and fusion, along with chemotherapy, led to resolution of the upper extremity symptoms. The brachial plexus radiculopathy secondary to tuberculosis has not been reported. The absence of myelopathic signs even in the presence of advanced bone destruction, thecal compression and instability is uncommon in adults.  (+info)

Retroversion of the humeral head in children with an obstetric brachial plexus lesion. (8/102)

We undertook a prospective MRI study to measure the retroversion of the humeral head in 33 consecutive infants with a mean age of 1 year 10 months (3 months to 7 years 4 months) who had an obstetric brachial plexus lesion (OBPL). According to a standardised MRI protocol both shoulders and humeral condyles were examined and the shape of the glenoid and humeral retroversion determined. The mean humeral retroversion of the affected shoulder was significantly increased compared with the normal contralateral side (-28.4 +/- 12.5 degrees v -21.5 +/- 15.1 degrees, p = 0.02). This increase was found only in the children over the age of 12 months. In this group humeral retroversion was -29.9 +/- 12.9 degrees compared with -19.6 +/- 15.6 degrees in the normal shoulder (p = 0.009), giving a mean difference of 10.3 degrees (95% confidence interval 3.3 to 17.3). This finding is of importance when considering the operative treatment for subluxation of the shoulder in children with an OBPL.  (+info)

TY - JOUR. T1 - An approach to obstetrical brachial plexus injuries. AU - Clarke, H. M.. AU - Curtis, C. G.. AU - Abbott, III, Ira Richmond. PY - 1995. Y1 - 1995. N2 - The approach of one clinic to the early evaluation of the infant with an obstetrical brachial plexus palsy has been presented. The need for a reproducible and standardized grading system has been identified. The natural history of these lesions will be better understood as further studies elucidate key principles. The final goals are the precise prognostication of natural outcome and the early prediction of the need for surgical intervention.. AB - The approach of one clinic to the early evaluation of the infant with an obstetrical brachial plexus palsy has been presented. The need for a reproducible and standardized grading system has been identified. The natural history of these lesions will be better understood as further studies elucidate key principles. The final goals are the precise prognostication of natural outcome and ...
There is limited information on the underlying pathological alterations in HBPN. Upper extremity nerve biopsies are not reported. Bradley et al, studying recurrent brachial plexus neuropathy, found focal sausage shaped thickenings of reduplicated myelin (tomaculi) in sural nerve biopsies from two patients with lower extremity involvement and a family history.14 Our patients did not have tomaculi or deletion of 17p11.2, the genetic alteration seen in HNPP (tomaculous neuropathy) (tables 1 and 2). The prominent perivascular epineurial inflammatory infiltrate observed in two of our four patients has also been described in non-inherited immune brachial plexus neuropathy.2,3,4 The severity and the epineurial, perivascular, and vascular wall localisation of the inflammation makes it unlikely that the inflammation is a reaction to fibre degeneration. Two of our patients with HBPN had prominent axonal degeneration, while those without inflammation had minimal or no neuropathic changes. The absence of ...
Facial nerve paralysis and partial brachial plexopathy after epidural blood patch: a case report and review of the literature Radi Shahien, Abdalla BowirratDepartment of Neurology, Ziv Medical Center, Zfat, IsraelAbstract: We report a complication related to epidural analgesia for delivery in a 24-year-old woman who was admitted with mild pre-eclampsia and for induction of labor. At the first postpartum day she developed a postdural puncture headache, which was unresponsive to conservative measures. On the fifth day an epidural blood patch was done, and her headache subsided. Sixteen hours later she developed paralysis of the right facial nerve, which was treated with prednisone. Seven days later she complained of pain in the left arm and the posterior region of the shoulder. She was later admitted and diagnosed with partial brachial plexopathy.Keywords: facial nerve paralysis, partial brachial plexopathy, epidural blood patch
Work-related upper limb disorders constitute a diagnostic challenge. However, patterns of neurological abnormalities that reflect brachial plexus dysfunction are frequent in limbs with pain, weakness and/or numbness/tingling. There is limited evidence about the association between occupational physical exposures and brachial plexopathy. 80 patients with brachial plexopathy according to defined criteria and 65 controls of similar age and sex without upper limb complaints were recruited by general practitioners. Patients and controls completed a questionnaire on physical and psychosocial work-exposures and provided psychophysical ratings of their perceived exposures. The exposures of cases and controls were compared by a Wilcoxon rank sum test. Odds ratios and dose-response relationships were studied by logistic regression. Whether assessed as the extent during the workday or days/week, most physical exposures, in particular upper limb posture and repetition, were significant risk indicators with clear
TY - JOUR. T1 - The role of intraoperative frozen section histology in obstetrical brachial plexus reconstruction. AU - Murji, Ally. AU - Redett, Richard J.. AU - Hawkins, Cynthia E.. AU - Clarke, Howard M.. PY - 2008/4/1. Y1 - 2008/4/1. N2 - The use of frozen section histological analysis in primary obstetrical brachial plexus palsy reconstruction, though widespread, is not universally practiced. Our objective was to develop a histological grading scale that could be used to determine whether further resection of a microscopically suboptimal, though grossly satisfactory stump could lead to a measurable improvement in histological appearance. A 13-point grading tool assessing attributes of the epineurium, perineurium, and endoneurium was tested for interrater reliability. The histological appearance of initial nerve biopsies and of subsequent nerve reexcisions stained with toluidine blue was reviewed retrospectively (n = 52). Specimens were graded in a blinded fashion by a neuropathologist and a ...
Secrets of Life with Brachial Plexus Palsy is the story of a baby girl who grows up with dreams and ambitions like everybody else. Some of her dreams are to play like other children, to show others that there is nothing that she cannot do, and to pursue any career that she chooses when she grows up. Life with this condition can be challenging, and as the years pass, Marie uncovers secrets that allow her to overcome the stigma of her Brachial Plexus Palsy - secrets she would like to share with you ...
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Bentham OPEN is pleased to announce an Institutional Member partnership with the Ministry of Health, Jordan. The partnership provides the opportunity to the researchers, from the university, to publish their research under an Open Access license with specified fee concessions. Bentham OPEN welcomes institutions and organizations from the world over to join as Institutional Member and avail a host of benefits for their researchers.. The first Ministry of Health in Jordan was established in 1950. The Ministry began its duties in 1951, the beginning of the health development boom in Jordan. The first accomplishment was the establishment of six departments in the districts headed by a physician and under the central administration of the Ministry. The Ministry of Health undertakes all health affairs in the Kingdom and its accredited hospitals include AL-Basheer Hospital, Zarqa Governmental Hospital, University of Jordan Hospital, Prince Hashem Military Hospital and Karak Governmental ...
Tweet This is the second part of Radiation-Induced Brachial Plexopathy (RIBP) and Lymphedema. The last blog entry covered the causes and symptoms. This entry covers the treatment and how it relates to the presence of lymphedema.. How is RIBP treated?. Although surgical procedures to decompress the brachial plexus and re-vascularize the nerves and surrounding tissues . . . → Read More: Treatment of RIBP in the Presence of Lymphedema. ...
Tweet This is the second part of Radiation-Induced Brachial Plexopathy (RIBP) and Lymphedema. The last blog entry covered the causes and symptoms. This entry covers the treatment and how it relates to the presence of lymphedema.. How is RIBP treated?. Although surgical procedures to decompress the brachial plexus and re-vascularize the nerves and surrounding tissues . . . → Read More: Treatment of RIBP in the Presence of Lymphedema. ...
Birth related brachial plexus palsy refers to an injury occurring in the perinatal period to all or part of an infants brachial plexus (the network of nerves connecting your spine to your upper limbs). Birth related brachial plexus palsies can be defined as either Erbs palsies or Klumpkes palsies. Erbs palsies are injuries occurring in the upper brachial plexus, whereas Klumpkes palsies are injuries which occur in the lower brachial plexus. Various factors can increase an infants risk of suffering a brachial plexus palsy during childbirth. Improper, unskilled or negligent treatment by a medical professional can also cause an infant to suffer a brachial plexus palsy. ... ...
Trauma accounts for a large proportion of brachial plexopathies. The mechanism of an injury and the magnitude, rate, and direction of deforming forces ultimately determine the extent and location of a traumatic brachial plexopathy.
Information on brachial plexus palsy, a birth injury in babies that is caused by injury to the brachial plexus. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options available at St. Louis Childrens Hospital.
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Accumulating evidence suggests that brachial plexopathy following head and neck cancer radiotherapy may be underreported and that this toxicity is associated with a dose-response. Our purpose was to determine whether the dose to the brachial plexus (BP) can be constrained, without compromising regional control. The radiation plans of 324 patients with oropharyngeal carcinoma (OPC) treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) were reviewed. We identified 42 patients (13%) with gross nodal disease |1 cm from the BP. Normal tissue constraints included a maximum dose of 66 Gy and a D05 of 60 Gy for the BP. These criteria took precedence over planning target volume (PTV) coverage of nodal disease near the BP. There was only one regional failure in the vicinity of the BP, salvaged with neck dissection (ND) and regional re-irradiation. There have been no reported episodes of brachial plexopathy to date. In combined-modality therapy, including ND as salvage, regional control did not appear to be
Cytomegalovirus Infection of the Adult Nervous System Michael Duchowny, M D , Louis Caplan, M D , and George Siber, M D In 2 patients, 1 with brachial plexus neuropathy and another with relapsing chronic encephalitis, the acute neurological syndrome was accompanied by fever, tachycardia, abnormal liver function, and atypical lymphocytosis. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection was documented in both patients by viral isolation and a fourfold rise in complement-fixation titer. CMV may produce peripheral neuropathy, brachial plexus neuropathy, or a n acute or chronic meningoencephalitis in previously healthy adults without immune deficiency. Duchowny M, Caplan L, Siber G: Cytomegalovirus infection of the adult nervous system. Ann Neurol 5:458-461, 1979 T h e cytomegaloviruses (CMV) are members of the herpesvirus family characterized by their ability to produce striking cellular enlargement with intracellular inclusion bodies in epithelial cells [27]. Intrauterine infection with CMV has long been known ...
The evaluation protocol included power assessment of several muscle groups using a modified Medical Research Council (MRC) motor scale, including elbow flexion. The difference between grades 3, 4, and 5 was based on range of motion (3: less than 50%, 4: more than 50%, 5: no asymmetry). We evaluated elbow flexion at six months of age and correlated that with thumb pain sensation during the first two months of age. Patients with less than antigravity elbow flexion at six months of age were considered to have a poor outcome. Statistic analysis was performed using Chi-square test. We calculated sensitivity and specificity of absent thumb pain sensation for predicting a poor outcome. We also calculated the relative risk of a patient with absent finger pain sensation for a poor outcome, including the 95% confidence interval. RESULTS. Sensory testing could be done in all 131 patients. Thumb pain sensation was normal in 101 patients (77%) and absent in 30 (23%). Patients with absent thumb pain sensation ...
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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai with a BPI When Amber was almost 4 years old, we enrolled her in ballet classes as a form of play therapy for her right obstetrical brachial plexus injury (ROBPI). She continued classes until she was 9 when she ann…
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"Optic neuropathy" . The dangers of the flu shot. including encephalopathy, optic neuritis, partial facial paralysis, brachial plexus neuropathy and vasculitis. Another serious reaction to the influenza vaccine is Guillain-Barre Syndrome or GBS, which occurs
First of all, thank you for your kind condolences. Yes, my brother was fit, lean and vibrant when he went in for a tetanus shot. (I understand that those are now given in TDap.) Within days of the shot, he felt weakness come over him, and as it became worse he went back to the doctor and was subsequently diagnosed with ALS. I had already done research and was aware of a 1967 BMJ article reporting vaccines of all kinds, plus tetanus shots and gamma globulin shots causing various auto-immune diseases, although the main focus was on multiple sclerosis. A friend of mine also had a severe reaction to a gamma globulin shot and was then diagnosed with MS, back in 1975. Tetanus Vaccination by Dr Mendelsohn MD (The Peoples Doctor Newsletter 1976-1988): An article in the Archives of Neurology (1972) described brachial plexus neuropathy (which can lead to paralysis of the arm) prom tetanus toxoi Four patients who received only tetanus toxoid noticed the onset of limb weak ness from six to 21 days after ...
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Heise, Carlos Otto, Martins, Roberto and Siqueira, M rio Neonatal brachial plexus palsy: a permanent challenge. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr., Sept 2015, vol.73, no.9, p.803-808. ISSN 0004- ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Impact of high resolution 3 tesla MR neurography (MRN) on diagnostic thinking and therapeutic patient management. AU - Chhabra, Avneesh. AU - Belzberg, Allan J.. AU - Rosson, Gedge D.. AU - Thawait, Gaurav K.. AU - Chalian, M.. AU - Farahani, Sahar J.. AU - Shores, Jaimie T.. AU - Deune, Gene. AU - Hashemi, Shar. AU - Thawait, Shrey K.. AU - Subhawong, Ty. AU - Carrino, John A.. PY - 2015/9/22. Y1 - 2015/9/22. N2 - Objective: To evaluate the impact of magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) on diagnostic thinking and therapeutic choices in patients with suspected peripheral neuropathy. Methods: IRB approval was obtained for this HIPAA-compliant study. Questionnaires were administered to six surgeons regarding the diagnosis and treatment in 85 patients suspected of having peripheral neuropathy, before (pretest) and after (posttest) MRN. Multiple outcome measures related to diagnostic confidence and surgical decision-making were assessed. Results: The final cohort included 81 patients ...
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ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Posterior dislocation of the shoulder in brachial plexus birth palsy during the first year of life is rare but the incidence increases with age. The aim was to calculate the incidence of these lesions in children below one year of age. METHODS: The incidence of brachial plexus birth lesion and occurrence of posterior shoulder dislocation was calculated based on a prospective follow up of all brachial plexus patients at an age below one in Malmö municipality, Sweden, 2000-2005. RESULTS: The incidence of brachial plexus birth palsy was 3.8/1000 living infants and year with a corresponding incidence of posterior shoulder dislocation (history, clinical examination and x-ray) during the first year of 0.28/1000 living infants and year, i.e. 7.3% of all brachial plexus birth palsies. CONCLUSION: All children with a brachial plexus birth lesion (incidence 3.8 per thousand) should be screened, above the assessment of neurological recovery, during the first year of life for ...
TY - GEN. T1 - A method for 3D analysis of upper extremity kinematics applied to a case study of brachial plexus birth palsy. AU - Rab, George T. AU - Petuskey, K.. AU - Bagley, A.. PY - 2000. Y1 - 2000. N2 - Kinematic analysis of the upper extremity has been conducted using a wide variety of techniques, philosophies, and analytic methods. The authors propose a simple, surface marker model, using three-dimensional video recording, that borrows concepts from lower extremity kinematic analysis. A sequential order about orthogonal axes is described (Eulerian) to generate sagittal, coronal and transverse plane motion. The technique is applied to a child with brachial plexus birth palsy pre- and postoperatively.. AB - Kinematic analysis of the upper extremity has been conducted using a wide variety of techniques, philosophies, and analytic methods. The authors propose a simple, surface marker model, using three-dimensional video recording, that borrows concepts from lower extremity kinematic ...
05/31/2013 // Concord, CA, USA // LifeCare123 // Greg Vigna, MD, JD, Joe Motta, JD // (press release). Life Care Solutions Group Medical Perspective on Brachial Plexus Injuries:. Motor vehicle accidents are the most frequent cause of brachial plexus injuries with .67% of motor vehicle accident victims admitted to acute care hospitals suffering from brachial plexus injuries. These serious injuries from car accidents involve high force and velocity which causes multiple associated injuries including TBI with 72% having some loss of consciousness and 19% of victims in coma, cervical spine fractures in 13%, and shoulder injuries in 20%.. From my experience, says Greg Vigna MD/JD, diagnosis is fairly straightforward in the acutely injured cognitively intact patient. There will usually be markedly asymmetric finding of weakness involving the proximal or distal upper extremity. Diagnosis may be delayed by the presence of associated injuries that cause loss of function of the upper extremity including ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Potential barriers to randomized clinical trials in infants with brachial plexus birth palsy. AU - Figoni, Andrew. AU - Bauer, Andrea. AU - James, Michelle. PY - 2015/8/8. Y1 - 2015/8/8. N2 - Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are the gold standard for comparing medical treatments. However, pediatric surgical RCTs are uncommon. We sought the opinions of parents whose children had undergone reconstructive nerve surgery on participating in research studies. Twenty-nine of 30 parents indicated that they would enroll their child in a research study, and 24 of them indicated that they would enroll their child in a surgical RCT. However, the most common reason for willingness to participate was a desire to help their child, demonstrating a fundamental misunderstanding of RCTs. The burden is on the researcher to ascertain the subjects level of understanding before consenting to randomization.. AB - Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are the gold standard for comparing medical treatments. ...
The increased incidence of motor vehicle accidents during the past century has been associated with a significant increase in brachial plexus injuries. New imaging studies are currently available for the evaluation of brachial plexus injuries. Myelography, CT myelography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are indicated in the evaluation of brachial plexus. Moreover, a series of specialized electrodiagnostic and nerve conduction studies in association with the clinical findings during the neurologic examination can provide information regarding the location of the lesion, the severity of trauma, and expected clinical outcome. Improvements in diagnostic approaches and microsurgical techniques have dramatically changed the prognosis and functional outcome of these types of injuries.
INTRODUCTION: Active wrist extension initiates most functions of the hand. Extended brachial plexus injury usually has loss of wrist extension. We report a case with extended brachial plexus injury (BPI) treated with SAN to SSN and AIN branch to pronator quadratus to radial branch of ECRB nerve transfer. MATERIALS & METHODS: A 26 year-old gentleman involved in road traffic accident resulted in a flail left upper limb. Nerve conduction studies showing evidence of left pan-plexus injury. Over 8 months he recovered lower trunk function and was planned for nerve transfer surgery for shoulder abduction and wrist extension. The SAN to SSN transfers were performed where two branches of SAN to the upper trapezius were preserved and stimulated to confirm function. The nerve was divided below these branches and coaptate to SSN. The AIN was sectioned 3-4 cm proximal to PQ and coaptation to ECRB motor branch performed before the first division of motor branch to ECRB. RESULTS: 6 months post-surgery, wrist ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Brachial plexus injury. T2 - Clinical manifestations, conventional imaging findings, and the latest imaging techniques. AU - Yoshikawa, Takeharu. AU - Hayashi, Naoto. AU - Yamamoto, Shinichirou. AU - Tajiri, Yasuhito. AU - Yoshioka, Naoki. AU - Masumoto, Tomohiko. AU - Mori, Harushi. AU - Abe, Osamu. AU - Aoki, Shigeki. AU - Ohtomo, Kuni. PY - 2006/10. Y1 - 2006/10. N2 - Brachial plexus injury (BPI) is a severe neurologic injury that causes functional impairment of the affected upper limb. Imaging studies play an essential role in differentiating between preganglionic and postganglionic injuries, a distinction that is crucial for optimal treatment planning. Findings at standard myelography, computed tomographic (CT) myelography, and conventional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging help determine the location and severity of injuries. MR imaging sometimes demonstrates signal intensity changes in the spinal cord, and enhancement of nerve roots and paraspinal muscles at MR imaging ...
In 1911 a patient described the pain from a serious brachial plexus injury as follows; The pain is continuous, it does not stop a minute either day or night. It is either burning or compressing...in addition, there is, every few minutes, a jerking sensation similar to that obtained by touching...a Leydon Jar. It is like…
Brachial Plexus injury intervention Patient with a brachial plexus injury will usually present with arm internally rotated, abducted and wrist somewhat flex d
Details of the image Chronic brachial plexopathy and axillary artery occlusion post shoulder trauma Modality: CT (bone window)
The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Brachial plexus injuries are caused by damage to those nerves. Erb-Duchenne (Erbs) palsy refers to paralysis of the upper brachial plexus. Dejerine-Klumpke (Klumpkes) palsy refers to paralysis of the lower brachial plexus. Although injuries can occur at any time, many brachial plexus injuries happen when a babys shoulders become impacted during delivery and the brachial plexus nerves stretch or tear. There are four types of brachial plexus injuries: avulsion, the most severe type, in which the nerve is torn from the spine; rupture, in which the nerve is torn but not at the spinal attachment; neuroma, in which the nerve has torn and healed but scar tissue puts pressure on the injured nerve and prevents it from conducting signals to the muscles; and neuropraxia or stretch, in which the nerve has been damaged but not torn. Neuropraxia is the most common type of brachial plexus injury. ...
The Brachial Plexus Center at Childrens Hospital Colorado cares for kids with brachial plexus conditions and injuries. Learn more about how we treat brachial plexus injuries here.
Brachial plexus lesions as a consequence of carrying a heavy backpack have been reported, but the typical clinical course and long-term consequences are not clear. Here we evaluated the clinical course and pattern of recovery of backpack palsy (BPP) in a large series of patients. Thirty-eight consecutive patients with idiopathic BPP were identified from our population of 193,450 Finnish conscripts by means of computerised register. A physiotherapist provided instructions for proper hand use and rehabilitative exercises at disease onset. The patients were followed up for 2 to 8 years from the diagnosis. We also searched for genetic markers of hereditary neuropathy with pressure palsies. Mann-Whitney U-test was used to analyze continuous data. The Fischers exact test was used to assess two-way tables. Eighty percent of the patients recovered totally within 9 months after the onset of weakness. Prolonged symptoms occurred in 15% of the patients, but daily activities were not affected. The weight of the
Having a brachial plexus injury or a child with a brachial plexus injury is devastating news especially to any new parent. You need knowledge, support, and direction to immediately become involved in your or your childs recovery and help improve overall functional outcome. This requires determination, hope, and education. Our team of experts at the Texas Brachial Plexus Institute is here to help. We have built this web site as a place where you can find answers to some of your questions and to connect with other patients and families facing the same challenges. But, more importantly, were here to evaluate your situation and help you develop a plan for treatment that leads to the best outcome for you. If youre facing a brachial plexus injury and need help, please contact us today.. contact us today ...
Brachial plexus dysfunction is a well-known complication of cancer. Metastatic brachial plexopathy (MBP) and radiation injury to the brachial plexus (RBP) are the most common causes. The distinction between MBP and 1
The brachial plexus can be injured in many different ways - from pressure, stress, or being stretched too far. The nerves may also be cut or damaged by cancer or radiation treatment. Sometimes, brachial plexus injuries happen to babies during childbirth.
The brachial plexus can be injured in many different ways - from pressure, stress, or being stretched too far. The nerves may also be damaged by cancer or radiation treatment. Sometimes, brachial plexus injuries happen to babies during childbirth.
The brachial plexus can be injured in many different ways - from pressure, stress, or being stretched too far. The nerves may also be damaged by cancer or radiation treatment. Sometimes, brachial plexus injuries happen to babies during childbirth.
The brachial plexus can be injured in many different ways - from pressure, stress, or being stretched too far. The nerves may also be damaged by cancer or radiation treatment. Sometimes, brachial plexus injuries happen to babies during childbirth.
The brachial plexus can be injured in many different ways - from pressure, stress, or being stretched too far. The nerves may also be damaged by cancer or radiation treatment. Sometimes, brachial plexus injuries happen to babies during childbirth.
The brachial plexus can be injured in many different ways - from pressure, stress, or being stretched too far. The nerves may also be damaged by cancer or radiation treatment. Sometimes, brachial plexus injuries happen to babies during childbirth.
Kauvery hospital launched the Brachial Plexus Injury support group on 22.09.2017 and supports through technical help, arranging meetings, formation of a support group committee, policy making and advocacy. Kauvery Hospital considers this as a CSR activity with no business intention. The core committee comprises of a few of the Brachial Plexus Injured and operated patients and some of the doctors who have signed up as a part of support group.. ...
Kauvery hospital launched the Brachial Plexus Injury support group on 22.09.2017 and supports through technical help, arranging meetings, formation of a support group committee, policy making and advocacy. Kauvery Hospital considers this as a CSR activity with no business intention. The core committee comprises of a few of the Brachial Plexus Injured and operated patients and some of the doctors who have signed up as a part of support group.. ...
Raikin S, Froimson MI (1997). "Bilateral brachial plexus compressive neuropathy (crutch palsy)". J Orthop Trauma. 11 (2): 136- ... Neuropathy in the hands and/or arms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis may in rare cases cause wrist drop. "When a joint ... to the chest at or below the clavicle-The radial nerve is the terminal branch of the posterior cord of the brachial plexus. A ... Radial neuropathy Dedeken P, Louw V, Vandooren AK, Verstegen G, Goossens W, Dubois B (June 2006). "Plumbism or lead ...
Raikin, Steven; Froimson, Mark I. (February 1997). "Bilateral Brachial Plexus Compressive Neuropathy (Crutch Palsy)". Journal ... Brachial plexus injury Unnava, Partha (2017-08-24). "Why it's important for crutches not to touch your armpits". Medium. ... Crutch paralysis is a form of paralysis which can occur when either the radial nerve or part of the brachial plexus, containing ...
"Kiloh-Nevin syndrome: a compression neuropathy or brachial plexus neuritis?." Acta Orthopaedica Belgica 73, no. 3 (June 2007): ... In brachial plexus neuritis, conservative management may be more appropriate. Spontaneous recovery has been reported, but is ... such as brachial plexus neuritis.⁠ Anterior interosseous nerve entrapment or compression injury remains a difficult clinical ... "Sonography of entrapment neuropathies in the upper limb (wrist excluded)." Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU 32, no. 9: 438- ...
Beghi E, Kurland LT, Mulder DW, Nicolosi A (1985). "Brachial plexus neuropathy in the population of Rochester, Minnesota, 1970- ... The brachial plexus is a complex network of nerves through which impulses reach the arms, shoulders and chest.) Parsonage- ... "NINDS Brachial Plexus Injuries: Information Page". National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. September 29, 2008 ... Parsonage-Turner syndrome, also known as acute brachial neuropathy and neuralgic amyotrophy, is a syndrome of unknown cause; ...
... brachial neuritis Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy Neonatal brachial plexus paralysis Neuropathy ... syringomyelia and tumors of the cervical cord or brachial plexus may be the cause. The onset of brachial plexus paralysis is ... Fever is often the first symptom of lumbar plexus paralysis, followed by pain in one or both legs. The pain has an abrupt onset ... Monoplegia of the upper limb is sometimes referred to as brachial monoplegia, and that of the lower limb is called crural ...
Brachial Plexus Lesions", Peripheral Neuropathy (Fourth Edition), Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, pp. 1339-1373, doi:10.1016/b978- ... A brachial plexus nerve block can be achieved by injecting anaesthetic into this area. This article incorporates text in the ... The axillary sheath is a fibrous sheath that encloses the axillary artery and the three cords of the brachial plexus to form ...
... amyloid neuropathies, familial MeSH C10.668.829.100 - brachial plexus neuropathies MeSH C10.668.829.100.500 - brachial plexus ... peroneal neuropathies MeSH C10.668.829.500.650 - radial neuropathy MeSH C10.668.829.500.675 - sciatic neuropathy MeSH C10.668. ... brachial plexus neuritis MeSH C10.668.829.650.500 - neuritis, autoimmune, experimental MeSH C10.668.829.675 - neurofibromatosis ... femoral neuropathy MeSH C10.668.829.500.500 - median neuropathy MeSH C10.668.829.500.500.200 - carpal tunnel syndrome MeSH ...
Of all brachial plexus injuries, axillary nerve palsy represents only .3% to 6% of them. Axillary nerve palsy patients present ... Since this is a problem with just one nerve, it is a type of Peripheral neuropathy called mononeuropathy. ... The axillary nerve comes from the posterior cord of the brachial plexus at the coracoid process and provides the motor function ...
Studies on RIBP have observed the brachial plexus' radiosensitivity. Injury was observed after dosages of 40 Gy in 20 fractions ... As of 1977 cases of lumbosacral neuropathy arising from radiation therapy had been rarely reported; one of the earliest cases ... The lumbosacral plexus area is radiosensitive and radiation plexopathy can occur after exposure to mean or maximum radiation ... One method to reduce the lumbosacral plexus' dosing is to include it with other at-risk organs that get spared from radiation. ...
... injury to the plexus nerves presents as radiation-induced brachial plexopathy or radiation-induced lumbosacral plexopathy ... Depending upon the irradiated zone, late effect neuropathy may occur in either the central nervous system (CNS) or the ... Delanian S, Lefaix JL, Pradat PF (December 2012). "Radiation-induced neuropathy in cancer survivors". Radiotherapy and Oncology ...
... injury to the plexus nerves presents as radiation-induced brachial plexopathy or radiation-induced lumbosacral plexopathy ... Depending upon the irradiated zone, late effect neuropathy may occur in either the central nervous system (CNS) or the ... "Radiation-induced neuropathy in cancer survivors". Radiotherapy and Oncology. 105 (3): 273-82. doi:10.1016/j.radonc.2012.10. ...
Brachial plexus Brachial plexus with courses of spinal nerves shown Long_thoracic_nerve at the Duke University Health System's ... Proximal Neuropathies of the Shoulder and Arm", Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders (Third Edition), London: W.B. ... It is posterior to the brachial plexus, and the axillary artery and vein. This takes it deep to the clavicle. It rests on the ... 487-500, doi:10.1016/b978-1-4557-2672-1.00031-3, ISBN 978-1-4557-2672-1, retrieved October 25, 2020 The right brachial plexus ( ...
Auditory processing disorder Autism spectrum disorder Behçet's disease Bell's palsy Bipolar disorder Blindsight Brachial plexus ... disorder Diabetic neuropathy Diffuse sclerosis Diplopia Disorders of consciousness Distal hereditary motor neuropathy type V ... see Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Motor skills disorder Moyamoya disease Mucopolysaccharidoses Multifocal motor neuropathy ... pain Cluster Headache Cockayne syndrome Coffin-Lowry syndrome Coma Complex regional pain syndrome Compression neuropathy ...
Dejerine-Klumpke paralysis: Lower brachial plexus paralysis occurring during birth, particularly with breech deliveries; this ... A slowly progressive hereditary form of hypertrophic neuropathy characterised by motor and sensory disturbance in the limbs ...
It is increasingly important for brachial plexus imaging and for the diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome. Research and ... "MR imaging of entrapment neuropathies of the lower extremity: Part1. The pelvis and hip". RadioGraphics. 30 (4): 983-1000. doi: ... Zhou L, Yousem DM, Chaudhry V (September 2004). "Role of magnetic resonance neurography in brachial plexus lesions". Muscle ... the brachial plexus nerves (e.g. thoracic outlet syndrome), the pudendal nerve, or virtually any named nerve in the body. A ...
Practical Management of Pediatric and Adult Brachial Plexus Palsies, Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, pp. 173-197, doi:10.1016/b978 ... Entrapment neuropathies and compartment syndromes", Rheumatology (Sixth Edition), Philadelphia: Content Repository Only!, pp. ...
From the brachial plexus, it travels behind the third part of the axillary artery (part of the axillary artery distal to the ... Dorsal antibrachial cutaneous nerve Superficial branch of the radial nerve Deep branch of the radial nerve Radial neuropathy ... The radial nerve originates as a terminal branch of the posterior cord of the brachial plexus. It goes through the arm, first ... It originates from the brachial plexus, carrying fibers from the ventral roots of spinal nerves C5, C6, C7, C8 & T1. The radial ...
One complication of shoulder dystocia is damage to the upper brachial plexus nerves. These supply the sensory and motor ... Perineal lacerations that extend into the anal sphincter Pubic symphysis separation Neuropathy of lateral femoral cutaneous ... Complications for the baby may include brachial plexus injury, or clavicle fracture. Complications for the mother may include ...
It is formed in the axilla by a branch from the medial and lateral chords of the brachial plexus, which are on either side of ... It may also occur from blunt force trauma or neuropathy. Median nerve palsy can be separated into 2 subsections-high and low ... AINS is considered as an extremely rare condition because it accounts for less than 1% of neuropathies in the upper limb. ... Hartz, CR; Linscheid, RL; Gramse, RR; Daube, JR (1981). "The pronator teres syndrome: compressive neuropathy of the median ...
Asymmetrical moro reflex will indicate one sided brachial plexus injury. Neurological causes (including kernicterus) will have ... 60% have severe motor disability (unable to walk). auditory dysfunction - auditory neuropathy (ANSD) visual/oculomotor ... auditory neuropathy - ANSD).[citation needed] "What are Jaundice and Kernicterus? , CDC". Centers for Disease Control and ...
Brachial plexus (C5-T1)Edit. Further information: Brachial plexus. The last four cervical spinal nerves, C5 through C8, and the ... In peripheral neuropathy, the function one or more nerves are damaged through a variety of means. Toxic damage may occur ... See brachial plexus injuries. Lumbosacral plexus (L1-Co1)Edit. The anterior divisions of the lumbar nerves, sacral nerves, and ... combine to form the brachial plexus, or plexus brachialis, a tangled array of nerves, splitting, combining and recombining, to ...
... nerve palsies 352.9 Unspecified 353 Nerve root and plexus disorders 353.0 Brachial plexus lesions 353.1 Lumbosacral plexus ... neuropathy 356.0 Hereditary peripheral neuropathy 356.1 Peroneal muscular atrophy 356.2 Hereditary sensory neuropathy 356.3 ... Peripheral autonomic neuropathy in disorders classified elsewhere 337.9 Unspecified 340 Multiple sclerosis 341 Other ... diseases of spinal cord 337 Disorders of the autonomic nervous system 337.0 Idiopathic peripheral autonomic neuropathy 337.1* ...
Nerves Brachial plexus (shoulder), ulnar nerve (elbow/hand), peroneal nerve (ankle/foot), cranial nerves I-XII(head) Bones ... Electrodiagnosis also helps differentiate between myopathy and neuropathy. Ultimately, the best method of imaging soft tissue ...
Fibrosis around the brachial or lumbosacral plexus Radiotherapy may produce excessive growth of the fibrous tissue (fibrosis) ... neuropathy or plexopathy; chemotherapy, often associated with mucositis, joint pain, muscle pain, peripheral neuropathy and ... Brachial plexopathy Brachial plexopathy is a common product of Pancoast tumor, lymphoma and breast cancer, and can produce ... and peripheral neuropathy Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy Between 30 and 40 percent of patients undergoing ...
These three nerves branch off the posterior cord of the brachial plexus. The nerves that innervate teres major consist of ... Compression and entrapment neuropathies", Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Elsevier, 115: 311-366, ...
... compression by pectoralis minor muscles Brachial plexus abnormalities Elbow: fractures, growth plate injuries, cubital tunnel ... Symptoms of ulnar neuropathy may be motor, sensory, or both depending on the location of injury. Motor symptoms consistent of ... Symptoms of ulnar neuropathy or neuritis do not necessarily indicate an actual physical impingement of the nerve; any injury to ... In general, ulnar neuropathy will result in symptoms in a specific anatomic distribution, affecting the little finger, the ...
A claw hand can result of injuries to the inferior brachial plexus (C8 - T1). The condition may arise from the limb being ... It is linked to palsy, which is a result of peripheral neuropathy. There is a range of ways that damage to the nerve can occur ...
brachial plexus Brachial plexus lesion. *Thoracic outlet syndrome. *Phantom limb. Mono-. neuropathy. ...
brachial plexus Brachial plexus lesion. *Thoracic outlet syndrome. *Phantom limb. Mono-. neuropathy. ...
Brachial plexus lesion *Erb's palsy. *Klumpke paralysis. By system. Respiratory. *Intrauterine hypoxia ... Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. *Red eye. *Globe rupture. *Keratomycosis. *Phthisis bulbi. *Persistent fetal vasculature ...
Flail arm syndrome, also called brachial amyotrophic diplegia,[a] is characterized by lower motor neuron damage in the cervical ... multifocal motor neuropathy, CIDP, spinal muscular atrophy, and spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy can also mimic certain ... that the person has a form of peripheral neuropathy (damage to peripheral nerves) or myopathy (muscle disease) rather than ALS ... "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Regional Variants (Brachial Amyotrophic Diplegia, Leg Amyotrophic Diplegia, and Isolated Bulbar ...
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsy. *Familial amyloid neuropathy. Autoimmune and demyelinating disease. * ...
Anti-MAG peripheral neuropathy. *Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and its counterpart Hereditary neuropathy with liability to ... Copper deficiency-associated conditions (peripheral neuropathy, myelopathy, and rarely optic neuropathy). *Progressive ...
Brachial plexus anesthesia by percutaneous injection through axillary and supraclavicular approaches was developed in the early ... lower intrinsic risks such as neuropathy, hematoma, trismus/jaw sprain[38][39][39] and self-inflicted periodontal tissue injury ... Plexus anesthesia is injection of LA in the vicinity of a nerve plexus, often inside a tissue compartment that limits the ... Shoulder and arm surgery (plexus anesthesia or intravenous regional anesthesia)[5]. *Heart and lung surgery (epidural ...
Neuropathy OverviewCharcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy Type 1Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy X Type 5Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathy X ... Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is a hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy of the peripheral nervous system characterized ... The lack of family history does not rule out CMT, but is helpful to rule out other causes of neuropathy, such as diabetes or ... When neuropathic pain is present as a symptom of CMT, it is comparable to that seen in other peripheral neuropathies, as well ...
From the brachial plexus, it travels behind the third part of the axillary artery (part of the axillary artery distal to the ... Radial neuropathy. *Radial tunnel syndrome. ReferencesEdit. *^ a b c d e Krishna, Garg (2010). "8 - Arm". BD Chaurasia's Human ... The radial nerve originates as a terminal branch of the posterior cord of the brachial plexus. It goes through the arm, first ... It originates from the brachial plexus, carrying fibers from the ventral roots of spinal nerves C5, C6, C7, C8 & T1. ...
brachial plexus Brachial plexus lesion. *Thoracic outlet syndrome. *Phantom limb. Mono-. neuropathy. ... Pharyngeal-cervical-brachial variant Weakness particularly of the throat muscles, and face, neck, and shoulder muscles - ... Acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) Isolated muscle weakness without sensory symptoms in less than 10%; cranial nerve ... Acute motor and sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN) Severe muscle weakness similar to AMAN but with sensory loss - Axonal ...
brachial plexus Brachial plexus lesion. *Thoracic outlet syndrome. *Phantom limb. Mono-. neuropathy. ... show signs of distal limb neuropathy. The posterior tibial nerve serves victim to peripheral neuropathy and often show signs of ... Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS), also known as posterior tibial neuralgia, is a compression neuropathy and painful foot condition ... Neuropathy can occur in the lower limb through many modalities, some of which include obesity and inflammation around the ...
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Damage to the brachial plexus usually results from direct injury. Other common causes of damage to the brachial plexus include ... Brachial plexus neuropathy (BPN) occurs when nerves in your upper shoulder area become damaged. This can cause severe pain in ... There are, however, numerous cases of brachial plexus neuropathy in which no direct cause can be identified. ... If you have BPN, its the brachial plexus thats damaged. This is an area where nerves from the spinal cord branch into the arm ...
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Brachial plexus neuropathy information including symptoms, causes, diseases, symptoms, treatments, and other medical and health ... Introduction: Brachial plexus neuropathy. Description of Brachial plexus neuropathy. Brachial plexus neuropathy: Diseases of ... Terms associated with Brachial plexus neuropathy:. Terms Similar to Brachial plexus neuropathy:. *Brachial plexus lesion Source ... Brachial plexus *Brachial *Plexus *Neuropathy (78 causes) *Neuropathy pain *SYN *Neuralgic *Amyotrophy ...
Zingler, V. C.; Strupp, M.; Brandt, T.; Herrmann, K.; Mayer, T. E. (2004): Stent grafting resolved brachial plexus neuropathy ...
NSC, Neuropathy Symptoms and Change score. Hereditary brachial plexus neuropathy (HBPN) is an autosomal dominant disorder with ... Predominant upper or lower extremity involvement, however, has been observed in immune brachial plexus neuropathy2,3,4 and in ... Immune brachial plexus neuropathy: suggestive evidence for an inflammatory immune pathogenesis. Neurology1996;46:559-61. ... Natural history of brachial plexus neuropathy: report on 99 patients. Arch Neurol1972;27:109-17. ...
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Non-traumatic intrinsic neuropathy of the brachial plexus (BP) could be because of focal or diffuse involvement. The purpose of ... Non-traumatic; Brachial plexus neuropathy; MRI. Introduction. Diagnosis of BP neuropathies is challenging as it is difficult to ... MR Imaging of Non-Traumatic Intrinsic Brachial Plexus Neuropathy: Spectrum of Findings Jyoti Sureka Panwar1*, Ravi Kanth ... Citation: Panwar JS, Jakkani RK, Thomas BP (2015) TMR Imaging of Non- Traumatic Intrinsic Brachial Plexus Neuropathy: Spectrum ...
Seeing the blocks: MRI of the brachial plexus in multifocal motor neuropathy ... Seeing the blocks: MRI of the brachial plexus in multifocal motor neuropathy ... neuropathy. Case summary. A 45-year-old man presented with 3 months of progressive right hand weakness. Examination showed mild ... Electrodiagnostic studies revealed a multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) with partial conduction blocks and severe denervation in ...
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Childhood brachial plexus neuropathy. Kaye, Bernard Kaye, Bernard Less Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 66(2):324, August ...
Bony Callus , Brachial Plexus Neuropathies , Brachial Plexus , Cicatrix , Clavicle , Elbow , Hand , Humans , Neurologic ... Brachial Plexus / Humans / Bony Callus / Risk Factors / Cicatrix / Clavicle / Transplants / Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / ... Therefore, care should be taken whether there are the risk factors that can cause brachial plexus neuropathy when revision ... Our case suggests that brachial plexus neuropathy may be caused by stretching and compression after reduction and straightening ...
Multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) is a rare inflammatory neuropathy characterized by slowly progressive, asymmetric distal limb ... Multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) is a rare inflammatory disorder that features slowly progressive, asymmetric distal limb ... Quantitative assessment of brachial plexus MRI for the diagnosis of chronic inflammatory neuropathies *Marieke H. J. van ... Echaniz-Laguna, A. & Dietemann, J. L. Seeing the blocks: MRI of the brachial plexus in multifocal motor neuropathy. J. Neurol. ...
Postoperative brachial plexus neuropathy following general anaesthesia. The Internet Journal of Anesthesiology. 2008 Volume 20 ... Postoperative brachial plexus neuropathy following general anaesthesia. I Kaur, M Harde, D Nandini ... Many cases of brachial plexus injury associated with median sternotomy45, lateral decubitus67 and prone position8 have been ... Proximally the brachial plexus is attached to vertebral and prevertebral fascia and distally anchored to axillary sheath.Hence ...
Septic Arthritis Associated with Brachial Plexus Neuropathy. A Case Report*. GABRIEL, SHARI R.; THOMETZ, JOHN G.; JARADEH, ...
Multimodality imaging of peripheral neuropathies of the upper limb and brachial plexus. Dorota Dominika Linda, Srinivasan ... The brachial plexus: normal anatomy, pathology, and MR imaging. Brian C Bowen, Pradip M Pattany, Efrat Saraf-Lavi, Kenneth R ... Imaging the brachial plexus and peripheral nerves in infants and children. S Birchansky, N Altman Seminars in Pediatric ... Electrodiagnosis of brachial plexopathies and proximal upper extremity neuropathies. Zachary Simmons Physical Medicine and ...
It occurs when there is damage to the brachial plexus. This is an area on each side of the neck where nerve roots from the ... Brachial plexopathy is a form of peripheral neuropathy. ... Brachial plexopathy is a form of peripheral neuropathy. It ... An exam of the arm, hand and wrist can reveal a problem with the nerves of the brachial plexus. Signs may include:. *Deformity ... Damage to the brachial plexus is usually from direct injury to the nerve, stretching injuries (including birth trauma), ...
High dose intravenous immune globulin in the treatment of hereditary recurrent brachial plexus neuropathy [7]. Journal of ... High dose intravenous immune globulin in the treatment of hereditary recurrent brachial plexus neuropathy [7]. / Ardolino, G.; ... title = "High dose intravenous immune globulin in the treatment of hereditary recurrent brachial plexus neuropathy [7]", ... T1 - High dose intravenous immune globulin in the treatment of hereditary recurrent brachial plexus neuropathy [7] ...
... also referred to as idiopathic brachial plexopathy or neuralgic amyotrophy, is a rare disorder consisting of a complex ... Wolpow ER: Brachial plexus neuropathy. Association with desensitizing antiallergy injections JAMA 234: 620-621, 1975CrossRef ... Schott GD: A chronic and painless form of brachial plexus neuropathy. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 46: 555-557, 1983CrossRef ... Flaggman PD, Kelly JJ: Brachial plexus neuropathy: an electrophysiological evaluation. Arch Neurol 37: 160-164, 1980PubMed ...
Brachial Plexus Neuropathies. Neuritis. Spinal Diseases. Bone Diseases. Musculoskeletal Diseases. Hernia. Pathological ... Brachial Plexus Neuritis. Intervertebral Disc Displacement. Intervertebral Disc Degeneration. Pain. Neurologic Manifestations. ...
Brachial plexus injury. *Brachial plexus neuropathy. *Brain aneurysm. *Brain AVM (arteriovenous malformation) ...
1 had brachial plexus involvement alone. The incidence of poliomyelitislike syndrome was 3.7/100,000. Twelve patients (38%), ... Brachial Plexus Neuropathy. One patient with meningitis exhibited apparent, isolated, long thoracic nerve weakness with ... 1 had brachial plexus involvement alone. The incidence of poliomyelitislike syndrome was 3.7/100,000. Twelve patients (38%), ... The 3 patients who underwent electrodiagnostic studies had findings consistent with a demyelinating sensorimotor neuropathy ...
Peripheral neuropathies. *Brachial and lumbosacral plexus neuropathies. *Polyradiculopathies. *Motor neuron disease. *Clinical ...
A diagnostically challenging case of median neuropathy in the forearm is presented in which high-resolution ultrasound was ... Electrodiagnostic studies are traditionally used in the diagnosis of focal neuropathies, however they lack anatomical ... It was then assumed that he had a brachial plexus injury, and the plan was to follow his course clinically. ... Enlargement of the median nerve at the site of the neuropathy was consistent with compression-induced neuropathy, as is seen ...
Brachial Plexus / Humans / Adult / Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / Median Neuropathy / Diagnosis / Fingers / Brachial Plexus ... Adult , Anesthesia, Local , Brachial Plexus Block , Brachial Plexus Neuropathies , Brachial Plexus , Diagnosis , Fingers , Hand ... Proximal Median Neuropathy Caused by Axillary Brachial Plexus Block Proximal Median Neuropathy Caused by Axillary Brachial ... An axillary brachial plexus block (BPB) is commonly used in local anesthesia, especially for hand surgery. Infraclavicular ...
... left and right median neuropathies at the wrist and left ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. There was a mild generalized, primarily ... bilateral ulnar and median neuropathies at the wrists and ulnar neuropathy at the elbow with mild peripheral demyelinating ... is an autosomal-dominant painless peripheral neuropathy characterized by episodes of repeated focal pressure neuropathies at ... We report an unusual HNPP phenotype, five compression neuropathies in four nerves in a patient with bilateral hand numbness. A ...
... are fairly common, but most affected newborns make quick recoveries without any specific ... Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / diagnosis * Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / epidemiology * Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / surgery ... Birth injuries of the brachial plexus Pediatr Clin North Am. 2004 Apr;51(2):421-40. doi: 10.1016/S0031-3955(03)00212-8. ... Brachial plexus reconstruction is only a first step in the multidisciplinary process needed to optimize long-term functional ...
Brachial plexopathy is a form of peripheral neuropathy. It occurs when there is damage to the brachial plexus. This is an area ... An exam of the arm, hand and wrist can reveal a problem with the nerves of the brachial plexus. Signs may include:. *Deformity ... Damage to the brachial plexus is usually from direct injury to the nerve, stretching injuries (including birth trauma), ... Age and sex are important, because some brachial plexus problems are more common in certain groups. For example, young men more ...
Brachial Plexus / injuries*, surgery*. Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / etiology*, surgery*. Humans. Male. Nerve Transfer / ... Early restoration of suprascapular and axillary nerve function through timely brachial plexus reconstruction offers a good ...
Physical therapy for patients with brachial neuritis should be focused on the maintenance of full range of motion (ROM) in the ... Immune brachial plexus neuropathy: suggestive evidence for an inflammatory-immune pathogenesis. Neurology. 1996 Feb. 46(2):559- ... Brachial Plexitis (Parsonage Turner Syndrome, Brachial Neuropathy, Brachial Radiculitis). 2018 Jan. [Medline]. [Full Text]. ... Brachial plexus neuropathy. An electrophysiologic evaluation. Arch Neurol. 1980 Mar. 37(3):160-4. [Medline]. ...
Hereditary brachial plexus neuropathy, see Hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy. *Hereditary bundle branch defect, see Progressive ... Hereditary sensory neuropathy type IA. *Hereditary sensory neuropathy type IE, see Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy ... Heredofamilial neuritis with brachial plexus predilection, see Hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy. *Heredopathia atactica ... HSAN type V, see Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type V. *HSAN V, see Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy ...
  • Motor nerve-conduction studies in obstetric brachial plexopathy for a selection of patients with a poor outcome. (qxmd.com)
  • Radiation-induced brachial plexopathy (RIP) is a rare and severe delayed peripheral nerve complication of radiotherapy, that is spontaneously irreversible with no medical treatment to limit or reduce symptoms. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Brachial plexopathy is a form of peripheral neuropathy . (medlineplus.gov)
  • A detailed history may help determine the cause of the brachial plexopathy. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS), also referred to as idiopathic brachial plexopathy or neuralgic amyotrophy, is a rare disorder consisting of a complex constellation of symptoms with abrupt onset of shoulder pain, usually unilaterally, followed by progressive neurologic deficits of motor weakness, dysesthesias, and numbness. (springer.com)
  • Allan SG, Towla HMA, Smith CC, Downie AW: Painful brachial plexopathy: an unusual presentation of polyarteritis nodosa. (springer.com)
  • Infraclavicular brachial plexopathy is a potential complication of axillary BPB. (bvsalud.org)
  • Metastatic brachial plexopathy (MBP) and radiation injury to the brachial plexus (RBP) are the most common causes. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Distinguishing between radiation injury to the brachial plexus and metastatic brachial plexopathy is very important so as to determine both prognosis and treatment, but the distinction is not easy to make. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Even though improvements in radiation techniques have dramatically reduced acute and external radiation injuries, long-term complications, such as brachial plexopathy, are still an important cause of discomfort and disability following radiation therapy to the upper chest and neck area. (cancernetwork.com)
  • The incidence of brachial plexopathy was significantly higher when the axillary dose of radiation therapy was more than 50 Gy than when it was 50 Gy or less (5.6% vs 1.3%, P = 0.004). (cancernetwork.com)
  • All 22 patients with brachial plexopathy in our series had received more than 60 Gy of radiation to the plexus [12]. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of pain in plexopathy, radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy and phantom limb pain. (minervamedica.it)
  • Neuropathic pain (NP) is common in patients affected by plexopathy, radiculopathy, mononeuropathy, peripheral neuropathy. (minervamedica.it)
  • Current guidelines on the assessment and pharmacological treatment of NP can be applied to plexopathy, radiculopathy, mononeuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, while evidence for invasive treatments and physical therapy is generally poor because of the low quality of studies. (minervamedica.it)
  • The signs and symptoms of brachial plexopathy are commonly seen in patients with cancer and pose a formidable management challenge. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Several studies indicate that certain clinical features are highly predictive of the underlying disease process in patients with brachial plexopathy [1-4]. (cancernetwork.com)
  • The finding of a discrete mass on CT3 or MRI4 of the brachial plexus is also highly predictive of metastatic brachial plexopathy. (cancernetwork.com)
  • In contrast, the symptom-free interval between the time of diagnosis and treatment of cancer and the onset of brachial plexopathy does not have good predictive value. (cancernetwork.com)
  • One study suggested that this interval might be shorter for radiation-induced than for metastatic brachial plexopathy [5]. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Two other studies showed no difference [1,2], however, and one further study indicated that this interval was shorter for metastatic brachial plexopathy [4]. (cancernetwork.com)
  • The assertion by Kori that the distribution of upper extremity weakness and sensory loss differentiates neoplastic from radiation-induced brachial plexopathy is inconsistent with other studies that have directly compared these two clinical entities [2-4,6]. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Given the proximity of the lateral group of axillary lymph nodes to the lower trunk of the brachial plexus, it is not surprising that the majority of patients with metastatic brachial plexopathy present with lower trunk or diffuse involvement of the brachial plexus [1]. (cancernetwork.com)
  • However, all of these studies were retrospective in nature and involved patients who were being investigated for brachial plexopathy in the setting of cancer. (cancernetwork.com)
  • The observation that Horner's syndrome is common in metastatic brachial plexopathy and rare in radiation-induced injury to the brachial plexus has stood the test of time, even though lower trunk or diffuse brachial plexus involvement likely predominates in both conditions. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Pain secondary to metastatic brachial plexopathy remains a very challenging clinical problem. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Radiation-induced brachial plexopathy (RIBP) is one of the best described forms of RIPN and is often seen in patients treated for lymphoma, breast, and lung cancer. (appliedradiology.com)
  • Damage to the brachial plexus usually results from direct injury. (healthline.com)
  • It occurs when there is damage to the brachial plexus. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Damage to the brachial plexus is usually from direct injury to the nerve, stretching injuries (including birth trauma), pressure from tumors in the area (especially from lung tumors), or damage that results from radiation therapy . (medlineplus.gov)
  • A peripheral neuropathy caused by damage to the brachial plexus. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In this respect, the mechanisms underlying damage to the brachial plexus and its infraclavicular terminal branches are related to partial or total lacerations caused by stretching or penetrating trauma. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • For example, young men more often have inflammatory or post-viral brachial plexus disease called Parsonage-Turner syndrome. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Dr Blake set up along with peripheral nerve team at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery the only one stop clinic in the UK for assessment of patients with inherited neuropathies such as Charcot Marie Tooth disease and inflammatory neuropathies which he jointly holds in London every week. (spirehealthcare.com)
  • The diagnosis included spectrum of neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions like perineurioma, radiation plexitis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and hereditary motor sensory neuropathy (HMSN). (omicsonline.org)
  • Diagnosis of BP neuropathies is challenging as it is difficult to localize the lesion along the course of the plexus both clinically and on electrophysiological studies [ 1 , 2 ]. (omicsonline.org)
  • Access the latest scientific research and medical evidence related to Brachial Plexus Neuropathies treatment, diagnosis and symptoms, quickly and easily with doctorAsyou. (doctorasyou.com)
  • Familiarity with the clinical features of various peripheral neuropathies of the upper extremity, the relevant anatomy, and the most common sites and causes of nerve entrapment assists in diagnosis and treatment. (qxmd.com)
  • Electrodiagnostic studies are traditionally used in the diagnosis of focal neuropathies, however they lack anatomical information regarding the nerve and its surrounding structures. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The temporal profile of pain preceding weakness is important in establishing a prompt diagnosis and differentiating acute brachial plexus neuritis from cervical radiculopathy. (aafp.org)
  • The results were consistent with a diagnosis of brachial plexus neuritis with severe subacute denervation in the supraspinatus, infraspinatus and deltoid muscles. (aafp.org)
  • A diagnosis of acute brachial plexus neuritis was made. (aafp.org)
  • The information may be applied to these diagnosis: Ulnar, Radial and Median Nerve entrapment, Thoracic outlet syndrome, brachial plexus neuropathy and musculoskeletal tightness in upper Quadrant. (cvent.com)
  • He sees patients with peripheral nerve and muscle disease for diagnosis as well as investigation and treatment of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and other entrapment neuropathies. (spirehealthcare.com)
  • BPN is a type of peripheral neuropathy , which refers to damage to a single nerve or a set of nerves. (healthline.com)
  • Diseases of the cervical (and first thoracic) roots, nerve trunks, cords, and peripheral nerve components of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • surface coil was used to image the spinal cord and exiting nerve roots, while the body coil was used to image the plexus in the interscalene triangle and below it. (omicsonline.org)
  • Intraoperative positioning nerve injuries are largely preventable complications of an otherwise uneventful anaesthetic.We present the case of our patient who developed a brachial plexus neuropathy following a general anaesthetic in the supine position. (ispub.com)
  • EMG and Nerve conduction studies confirmed a proximal neurogenic lesion at C5, C6 root of brachial plexus.Epidural catheter was removed on the third postoperative day. (ispub.com)
  • Combined nerve transfers for repair of the upper brachial plexus injuries through a posterior approach. (qxmd.com)
  • Disorders of nerve roots and plexuses. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The traditional diagnostic approach for focal neuropathies involves a detailed history and physical examination, augmented by electrodiagnostic studies (nerve conduction studies and electromyography). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Motor and sensory nerve conduction studies showed no response from the median nerve, and EMG localized the lesion as a focal neuropathy of the median nerve distal to the branch to the pronator teres muscle. (biomedcentral.com)
  • At the presumed site of neuropathy the cross-sectional area of the nerve was enlarged, from 10.9 mm2 at the wrist to 17.2 mm2 at the site of maximal enlargement in the proximal forearm, but it maintained a normal echo-texture. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Restoration of shoulder function with nerve transfers in traumatic brachial plexus palsy patients. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Early restoration of suprascapular and axillary nerve function through timely brachial plexus reconstruction offers a good opportunity to restore shoulder-joint stability, adequate shoulder abduction, and external rotation function. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Longitudinal study of neuropathic deficits and nerve conduction abnormalities in hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy type 1. (medscape.com)
  • The following situations may result in wrist drop: Stab wounds to the chest at or below the clavicle-The radial nerve is the terminal branch of the posterior cord of the brachial plexus. (wikipedia.org)
  • Broken humerus-The radial nerve can be damaged if the humerus (the bone of the arm) is broken because it runs through the radial groove on the lateral border of this bone along with the deep brachial artery. (wikipedia.org)
  • A rare form of nerve disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis that causes numbness and/or tingling is neuropathy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Neuropathy is nerve damage that in people with rheumatoid arthritis can result from inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis). (wikipedia.org)
  • Crutch paralysis is a form of paralysis which can occur when either the radial nerve or part of the brachial plexus, containing various nerves that innervate sense and motor function to the arm and hand, is under constant pressure, such as by the use of a crutch. (wikipedia.org)
  • From literature analysis on nerve entrapments, we realized that TOS is the second most commonly published entrapment syndrome in the literature (after carpal tunnel syndrome) and that it is even more reported than ulnar neuropathy at elbow, which, instead, is very frequent. (springer.com)
  • The brachial plexus is formed by the anterior primary rami of the C5 through T1 nerve roots. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Treatment strategies to treat these entrapment neuropathies including educational ideas, nerve gliding techniques, muscle reeducation, and movement based management will be presented using case studies. (cvent.com)
  • As Kori points out, many patients have diffuse plexus involvement and respond poorly to nerve blocks and neuroablative procedures. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Specific padding to prevent pressure of a hard surface against the peroneal nerve at the fibular head may be used to decrease the risk of peroneal neuropathy. (guidelinecentral.com)
  • Perform a simple postoperative assessment of extremity nerve function for early recognition of peripheral neuropathies. (guidelinecentral.com)
  • For this updated Advisory, perioperative peripheral neuropathy refers to postoperative signs and symptoms related to peripheral nerve injury ( e.g. , brachial plexus, sciatic, and femoral). (asahq.org)
  • In rare cases an auto accident can lead to a nerve problem called brachial plexus neuropathy. (plg-pllc.com)
  • MR features that suggest RIBP following bilateral RTX include symmetric, bilateral thickening of the nerve roots, hyperintensity of the involved brachial plexus on T2-weighted imaging, and the absence of a focal mass or displacement of adjacent structures. (appliedradiology.com)
  • It is a combination of weakness involving the median and ulnar nerve innervated muscles that may confirm a more proximal injury to the brachial plexus. (medium.com)
  • Brachial plexus injuries are common conditions encountered in outpatient clinics and referral centers for peripheral nerve injuries. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Flores (2006) evaluated patients with traumatic peripheral nerve injuries and concluded that most were brachial plexus injuries. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Several studies on the prognosis, surgical techniques and treatment of peripheral nerve injuries are available in the literature, but little is known about the morphometry of the brachial plexus fascicles in the infraclavicular region and its application to increase the safety and success of surgical procedures. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Anderton JM, Schady W, Markham DE: An unusual case of postoperative brachial palsy. (springer.com)
  • Most patients with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy (OBPP) sequelae develop spontaneous, complete or nearly complete improvement of shoulder function. (scielo.br)
  • Thomas FP, Oliveira GR. Hereditary neuropathy with predisposition to pressure palsy. (medscape.com)
  • The peripheral nerves of the upper limb are affected by a number of entrapment and compression neuropathies. (qxmd.com)
  • Role of magnetic resonance imaging in entrapment and compressive neuropathy--what, where, and how to see the peripheral nerves on the musculoskeletal magnetic resonance image: part 2. (qxmd.com)
  • Imaging of entrapment and compressive neuropathies. (qxmd.com)
  • High-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) is a non-invasive, painless, portable, and inexpensive modality that has become an attractive adjunct to electrodiagnostic studies in the evaluation of entrapment neuropathies. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) is an autosomal-dominant painless peripheral neuropathy characterized by episodes of repeated focal pressure neuropathies at sites of entrapment/compression, with a considerable variability in the clinical course. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This course will assist in identifying upper quadrant entrapment neuropathies as well as proving provocative tests to rule in or rule out neurogenic tissues. (cvent.com)
  • We excluded cases of diverse clinical data including both traumatic and non-traumatic extrinsic compressive brachial neuropathies occuring along the course of the BP. (omicsonline.org)
  • Multifocal motor neuropathy with conduction block: is it a distinct clinical entity? (nature.com)
  • Nicholson GA. The dominantly inherited motor and sensory neuropathies: clinical and molecular advances. (medscape.com)
  • 1 , 2 , 4 In 1943, Spillane 5 was probably the first to recognize acute brachial plexus neuritis as a distinct clinical entity. (aafp.org)
  • The high level of concordance seen in this study suggests that both MRI and sonography of the brachial plexus can be used to support the clinical suspicion of an inflammatory neuropathy. (aanem.org)
  • Dr. Janselewitz's clinical interests include concussion, peripheral neuropathy, electrodiagnosis, spasticity management and helping adolescents deal with chronic illnesses. (legacyhealth.org)
  • Other causes of brachial plexus neuropathies include compression and pinching of the nerves due to anatomical variations and clinical complications caused by clavicle fracture, thoracic outlet syndrome, scalenus syndrome, pectoralis minor syndrome, and presence of a cervical rib (Ghefter et al, 2012). (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Despite considerable knowledge and preventive strategies, brachial plexus injuries remain a frequent occurrence in the perioperative setting. (ispub.com)
  • Birth injuries of the brachial plexus are fairly common, but most affected newborns make quick recoveries without any specific intervention. (nih.gov)
  • Modem microsurgical techniques permit reconstruction of certain plexus injuries and, in carefully selected patients, can restore voluntary activity to target muscle groups. (nih.gov)
  • Injuries to nerves, such as brachial plexus neuropathy. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • The causes of brachial plexus injuries are diverse and a large number are related to traction of the brachial plexus accompanied by root avulsion due to sudden movements of the shoulder girdle and neck, which occur in motorcycle accidents. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Most brachial plexus injuries affect young males around the age of 30 years (Flores, 2006). (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Knowledge of the infraclavicular topography of the brachial plexus is important for the evaluation of these injuries, as well as parameters during upper limb surgical procedures that require brachial plexus block (Gusmao et al. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • The nerves of the brachial plexus run from your lower neck through your upper shoulders. (healthline.com)
  • It's usually caused by an injury to the nerves of the brachial plexus. (healthline.com)
  • An exam of the arm, hand and wrist can reveal a problem with the nerves of the brachial plexus. (medlineplus.gov)
  • 1 The symptoms, distribution of neurological findings, and course of the attacks are probably not distinguishable from immune brachial plexus neuropathy (Parsonage-Turner syndrome). (bmj.com)
  • Your symptoms sound like there is a possibility of Brachial Plexus Nueropathy. (empowher.com)
  • Presentation with pain, presence of Horner's syndrome, and rapid progression of symptoms and signs are all strongly linked to tumor infiltration of the brachial plexus. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Review a patient's preoperative history and perform a physical examination to identify: body habitus, preexisting neurologic symptoms, diabetes mellitus, peripheral vascular disease, alcohol dependency, arthritis, and sex (e.g., male sex and its association with ulnar neuropathy). (guidelinecentral.com)
  • 6 The specific symptoms vary with the level of plexus damage and the intensity of symptoms is variable. (appliedradiology.com)
  • Vassallo G, Martland T, Forbes W, McCullagh G. A valuable non-invasive diagnostic investigation for paediatric idiopathic brachial neuritis. (medscape.com)
  • Brachial plexus injury as an unusual complication of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. (springer.com)
  • It was then assumed that he had a brachial plexus injury, and the plan was to follow his course clinically. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Brachial plexus injury Unnava, Partha (2017-08-24). (wikipedia.org)
  • Brachial plexus injury, see there. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Conservative surgery and radiation therapy have been used with increasing frequency in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer over the past 2 decades, thus increasing the incidence of radiation-induced brachial plexus injury. (cancernetwork.com)
  • The radiation dose used, treatment technique, and concomitant use of chemotherapy were all significantly associated with the development of radiation injury to the brachial plexus in Pierce's series. (cancernetwork.com)
  • This could be from injury or a mass exerting pressure on the brachial plexus. (healthtap.com)
  • Incapacitating neurological disease, eg brachial plexus injury Brachial plexus: neuropathy . (vetstream.com)
  • Tumor infiltration and radiation injury to the brachial plexus are the most common causes, and the distinction between the two has obvious prognostic and therapeutic implications. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Subsequent studies have found that the majority of patients with radiation injury to the brachial plexus present with the same distribution of weakness and sensory loss, and therefore have concluded that this is not a differentiating feature [2-4]. (cancernetwork.com)
  • 9 Electromyography studies can identify the level of plexus injury. (appliedradiology.com)
  • Baumer P, Kele H, Kretschmer T, Koenig R, Pedro M, Bendszus M, Pham M (2014) Thoracic outlet syndrome in 3T MR neurography-fibrous bands causing discernible lesions of the lower brachial plexus. (springer.com)
  • It is a neurovascular compression neuropathy of the brachial plexus in the thoracic outlet in the retroclavicular region with either a neurogenic or vascular etiology (Figure 3). (medium.com)
  • This space also contains the subclavian vessels, thoracic duct and the lower trunk of the brachial plexus (C8, T1) (Figure 4). (medium.com)
  • To study the role of mechanical, infectious, and inflammatory factors inducing neuropathic attacks in hereditary brachial plexus neuropathy (HBPN), an autosomal dominant disorder characterised by attacks of pain and weakness, atrophy, and sensory alterations of the shoulder girdle and upper limb muscles. (bmj.com)
  • Hereditary brachial plexus neuropathy (HBPN) is an autosomal dominant disorder with periodic attacks of unilateral or asymmetrical pain, weakness, atrophy, and sensory alterations of the shoulder girdle and upper limb muscles, usually attributed to involvement of proximal upper limb nerves or the brachial plexus. (bmj.com)
  • Hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy (HNA) is an autosomal dominant recurrent neuropathy affecting the brachial plexus. (nih.gov)
  • HNA is an autosomal dominant form of recurrent focal neuropathy. (medscape.com)
  • She was seen by a physician 8 years prior to this presentation and had been told she had a demyelinating neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Although reports have used the terms shoulder syndrome of Parsonage and Turner , 2 paralytic brachial neuritis , 3 brachial plexus neuropathy , 4 and acute brachial neuritis to convey this syndrome, 5 we have elected to use Parsonage-Turner (PT) syndrome because, in our experience, it is the term used most often by clinicians. (jaoa.org)
  • Brachial plexus neuropathy (BPN) occurs when nerves in your upper shoulder area become damaged. (healthline.com)
  • Physical therapy for patients with brachial neuritis should be focused on the maintenance of full range of motion (ROM) in the shoulder and other affected joints. (medscape.com)
  • Brachial plexus and nerves about the shoulder. (medscape.com)
  • Acute brachial plexus neuritis is an uncommon disorder characterized by severe shoulder and upper arm pain followed by marked upper arm weakness. (aafp.org)
  • 1 - 3 Patients with acute brachial plexus neuritis present with a characteristic pattern of acute or subacute onset of pain followed by profound weakness of the upper arm and amyotrophic changes affecting the shoulder girdle and upper extremity. (aafp.org)
  • A neuropathy which presents as a deep, steady, often severe aching pain in the shoulder and upper arm. (nap.edu)
  • 7- Brachial plexus neuropathy (stinger syndrome) occurring in a patient with shoulder laxity. (florence.com.tr)
  • When possible, avoid the use of shoulder braces in a steep head-down position to decrease the risk of perioperative neuropathies. (guidelinecentral.com)
  • The Task Force notes that the prone position affects shoulder and brachial plexus mobility differently than does the supine position. (guidelinecentral.com)
  • Another name for Neuritis with brachial predilection (or close medical condition association). (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • Mutations in this gene cause hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy, also known as neuritis with brachial predilection. (genecards.org)
  • Heredofamilial neuritis with brachial predilection. (medscape.com)
  • Infraclavicular Topography of the Brachial Plexus Fascicles in Different Upper Limb Positions/Topografia Infraclavicular de los Fasciculos del Plexo Braquial en Diferentes Posiciones del Miembro Superior. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • 2001), infraclavicular block of the brachial plexus provides adequate anesthesia in cases of upper limb surgery and knowledge of the local anatomy is essential to prevent errors such as vascular punctures or complications due to pneumothorax. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Therefore, the objective of the present study was to contribute to the understanding of the infraclavicular topography of the brachial plexus fascicles in different upper limb positions. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Electrodiagnostic testing showed 5 separate compression neuropathies in 4 nerves including: severe left and right ulnar neuropathies at the wrist, left and right median neuropathies at the wrist and left ulnar neuropathy at the elbow. (biomedcentral.com)
  • HNPP can present with unusual phenotypes, such as 5 separate mononeuropathies, bilateral ulnar and median neuropathies at the wrists and ulnar neuropathy at the elbow with mild peripheral demyelinating polyneuropathy associated with the PMP-22 gene deletion. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The brachial plexus: normal anatomy, pathology, and MR imaging. (qxmd.com)
  • Practice advisory for the prevention of perioperative peripheral neuropathies 2018: an updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Prevention of Perioperative Peripheral Neuropathies. (guidelinecentral.com)
  • This document updates the "Practice Advisory for the Prevention of Perioperative Peripheral Neuropathies," adopted by the ASA in 1999 and published in 2000. (asahq.org)
  • When possible, avoid extension or flexion of the hip to decrease the risk of femoral neuropathy. (guidelinecentral.com)
  • Panwar JS, Jakkani RK, Thomas BP (2015) TMR Imaging of Non- Traumatic Intrinsic Brachial Plexus Neuropathy: Spectrum of Findings. (omicsonline.org)
  • Cwik VA, Wilbourn AJ, Rorick M: Acute brachial neuropathy: detailed EMG findings in a large series. (springer.com)
  • Correlates of outcome and response to IVIg in 88 patients with multifocal motor neuropathy. (nature.com)
  • Multifocal motor neuropathy with conduction block: a study of 24 patients. (nature.com)
  • [ 5 ] Functional conditioning of the upper extremity may be helpful in patients with brachial neuritis. (medscape.com)
  • Patients with acute brachial plexus neuritis are often misdiagnosed as having cervical radiculopathy. (aafp.org)
  • Neuropathy in the hands and/or arms in patients with rheumatoid arthritis may in rare cases cause wrist drop. (wikipedia.org)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging showed enlargement and/or a pathological T2-hyperintense signal of the brachial plexus in 17/23 (74%) patients with CIDP and 14/28 (50%) patients with MMN. (aanem.org)
  • MRI of the brachial plexus was normal in 20/51 (39%) enrolled patients. (aanem.org)
  • HRUS found sonographic enlargement of a brachial trunk (superior, median or inferior) in 18/23 (78%) patients with CIDP and 19/28 (68%) patients with MMN. (aanem.org)
  • The study indicates that brachial plexus sonography complements MRI in the diagnostic work-up of patients with suspected CIDP and MMN. (aanem.org)
  • Pierce et al [5], in their review of 1,624 patients receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer, encountered brachial plexus involvement in 1.8% of patients. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Kori suggests that the patients in his series with radiation-induced brachial plexopathy1 manifested predominantly upper trunk involvement because they were seen at an earlier stage of disease. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Dose response and latency for radiation-induced fibrosis, edema, and neuropathy in breast cancer patients. (uptodate.com)
  • The purposes of the Advisory are as follows: (1) to educate ASA members, (2) to provide a reference framework for individual practices, and (3) to stimulate the pursuit and evaluation of strategies that may prevent or reduce the frequency of occurrence or minimize the severity of peripheral neuropathies that may be related to perioperative positioning of patients. (asahq.org)
  • For example, patients with severe restrictive or obstructive pulmonary disease may not tolerate the reduction in FEV1 and FVC (approximately 27% each) that accompanies interscalene brachial plexus blocks, if this is the desired anesthetic technique. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • When possible, avoid flexion of the elbow to decrease the risk of ulnar neuropathy. (guidelinecentral.com)
  • Padding at the elbow may be used to decrease the risk of upper extremity neuropathy. (guidelinecentral.com)
  • Electrodiagnostic studies revealed a multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) with partial conduction blocks and severe denervation in the muscles of the right hand (figure 1). (bmj.com)
  • Multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) is a rare inflammatory neuropathy characterized by slowly progressive, asymmetric distal limb weakness without sensory loss. (nature.com)
  • A treatable multifocal motor neuropathy with antibodies to GM1 ganglioside. (nature.com)
  • This study compared the performance of neuroimaging techniques (e.g. high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS)) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), when applied to the brachial plexus, as part of the diagnostic work-up of chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy (CIDP) and multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN). (aanem.org)
  • A diagnostically challenging case of median neuropathy in the forearm is presented in which high-resolution ultrasound was valuable in establishing an anatomic etiology and directing appropriate management. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Acute brachial plexus neuritis is an uncommon disorder of unknown etiology that is easily confused with other neck and upper extremity abnormalities, such as cervical spondylosis and cervical radiculopathy. (aafp.org)
  • a contribution to the etiology and operative treatment of brachial neuralgia. (semanticscholar.org)
  • HRUS using a Philips iU22 scanner (Philips Medical Systems, Bothell, WA) with a 12 MHz linear array transducer was performed to further explore this focal neuropathy. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Brachial plexus disorders can be diagnostic challenges, owing to the region's complex anatomy and nonspecific symptomatology. (appliedradiology.com)
  • Individuals experience episodic brachial plexus neuropathy with weakness, atrophy, and sensory disturbances, preceded almost always by severe pain in the affected arm. (medscape.com)
  • Brachial neuritis: an under-recognized cause of upper extremity paresis after cervical decompression surgery. (medscape.com)
  • a cause of brachial neuralgia which simulates the cervical rib syndrome. (semanticscholar.org)
  • After leaving the spinal canal through the intervertebral foramina, the roots pass behind the scalenus anterior muscle and unite at its lateral margin to form the trunks of the brachial plexus. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Coronal STIR sequence from a brachial plexus MRI showed marked symmetric thickening and hyperintensity of the brachial plexus roots, trunks, and divisions, in a pattern that matched the radiation treatment port (Figure 1A). (appliedradiology.com)
  • 2 Our patient demonstrated symmetric thickening of the brachial plexus roots, trunks, and divisions on MRI and myokymic discharges from bilateral deltoid, biceps, and triceps muscles on electromyography. (appliedradiology.com)
  • It is usually at the site of the scalene triangle (anterior scalene anteriorly, middle scalene posteriorly and the edge of the first rib inferiorly), and the roots and trunks of the brachial plexus which lie between the scalenus anterior and medius muscles (Figure 6). (medium.com)
  • Electrodiagnosis of brachial plexopathies and proximal upper extremity neuropathies. (qxmd.com)
  • We report an unusual HNPP phenotype, five compression neuropathies in four nerves in a patient with bilateral hand numbness. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Gazioglu S, Boz C, Sari A. Magnetic resonance imaging in bilateral brachial neuritis with pure sensory involvement. (medscape.com)
  • Our protocol utilizes initial large field of view images for bilateral comparison of the brachial plexuses. (appliedradiology.com)
  • A contrast-enhanced neck CT performed 7 months prior to the MRI also demonstrated symmetric thickening of right the left brachial plexus (Figure 3) and symmetric bilateral fibrosis of the lung apices (Figure 4). (appliedradiology.com)
  • Objective: Non-traumatic intrinsic neuropathy of the brachial plexus (BP) could be because of focal or diffuse involvement. (omicsonline.org)
  • 1 had brachial plexus involvement alone. (cdc.gov)
  • Uncommon upper extremity compression neuropathies. (qxmd.com)
  • Diseases associated with SEPTIN9 include Amyotrophy, Hereditary Neuralgic and Brachial Plexus Neuropathy . (genecards.org)
  • Also known as brachial plexus neuropathy or as neuralgic amyotrophy. (nap.edu)
  • Controversy exists as to whether this actually leads to postoperative neurologic events, but it bears pointing out that the mean pressure in the circle of Willis may be substantially lower than that of the brachial artery while in the sitting position. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • We present a diagnostically challenging case of median neuropathy in the forearm in which HRUS was used to direct appropriate management. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This was a rare case of proximal median neuropathy caused by axillary BPB. (bvsalud.org)
  • Imaging the brachial plexus and peripheral nerves in infants and children. (qxmd.com)
  • Abstract.Background: Osteoid osteoma of the spine causing brachial neuralgia is rare. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Immune brachial plexus neuropathy: suggestive evidence for an inflammatory-immune pathogenesis. (medscape.com)
  • Radiation-induced peripheral neuropathy (RIPN) is a rare but relatively well-described complication of radiation therapy (RTX). (appliedradiology.com)
  • Therefore, combined imaging studies could, in the future, be included in the revised diagnostic consensus criteria for chronic inflammatory neuropathies to enhance diagnostic performance. (aanem.org)
  • Ongoing clincial studies include treatments for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Inflammatory Demyelinating Neuropathy and HIV neuropathic pain. (stanford.edu)
  • Brachial plexus dysfunction is a well-known complication of cancer. (cancernetwork.com)
  • Besleaga D, Castellano V, Lutz C, Feinberg JH: Musculocutaneous neuropathy: case report and discussion. (springer.com)
  • Complications affecting the motor system include brachial plexus neuropathy, ataxia, chorioathetosis, and ascending paralysis (Guillain-Barré syndrome). (canada.ca)
  • RESULTS: We present a comparison of the latency and frequency of fibrosis, edema, brachial plexus neuropathy, and paralysis in the three different subgroups and the total group. (uptodate.com)
  • Hereditary brachial plexus neuropathy (medical condition): A neuromuscular disorder that tends to only affect the. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • PTS can be broadly classified as a form of peripheral neuropathy or disorder of the peripheral nervous system, which encompasses any disorder that primarily affects the nerves outside the central nervous system (i.e. brain and spinal cord). (rarediseases.org)
  • Epidemiology of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) in south western Finland. (medscape.com)
  • The brachial plexus is in close proximity to the scaleni muscles, first rib, apex of the lung, vertebral artery and venous plexus, lateral group of axillary lymph nodes, and axillary vessels in the neck and axilla. (cancernetwork.com)