Brachial plexopathies

Classification, causes, and consequences

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Abstract

The brachial plexus, which is the most complex structure of the peripheral nervous system, supplies most of the upper extremity and shoulder. The high incidence of brachial plexopathies reflects its vulnerability to trauma and the tendency of disorders involving adjacent structures to affect it secondarily. The combination of anatomic, pathophysiologic, and neuromuscular knowledge with detailed clinical and ancillary study evaluations provides diagnostic and prognostic information that is important to clinical management. Since most brachial plexus disorders do not involve the entire brachial plexus but, rather, show a regional predilection, a regional approach to assessment of plexopathies is necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-568
Number of pages22
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Brachial Plexus Neuropathies
Brachial Plexus
Peripheral Nervous System
Upper Extremity
Incidence
Wounds and Injuries

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)

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Brachial plexopathies : Classification, causes, and consequences. / Ferrante, Mark.

In: Muscle and Nerve, Vol. 30, No. 5, 01.11.2004, p. 547-568.

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