Brachial plexopathy infants after traumatic delivery

Evaluation with MR imaging

S. F. Miller, C. M. Glasier, M. L. Griebel, Frederick Boop

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PURPOSE: To determine the value of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in diagnosing traumatic pseudomeningocele. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Five newborn infants with brachial plexopathy secondary to traumatic delivery underwent MR imaging of the spine and serial neurologic examinations, and the findings were compared. RESULTS: Cervical MR images showed focal collections of cerebrospinal fluid lateral to the spinal cord and extending into the neural foramina. These were believed to represent pseudomeningoceles in four infants, all of whom have persistent major neurologic deficits. The infant with normal cervical MR images has had nearly complete spontaneous recovery. CONCLUSION: Spinal MR images can show pseudomeningoceles, which have been associated with partial or complete nerve root avulsion in infants with birth-related brachial plexopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-484
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume189
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Brachial Plexus Neuropathies
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurologic Manifestations
Radiculopathy
Neurologic Examination
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Spinal Cord
Spine
Parturition
Newborn Infant

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Miller, S. F., Glasier, C. M., Griebel, M. L., & Boop, F. (1993). Brachial plexopathy infants after traumatic delivery: Evaluation with MR imaging. Radiology, 189(2), 481-484.

Brachial plexopathy infants after traumatic delivery : Evaluation with MR imaging. / Miller, S. F.; Glasier, C. M.; Griebel, M. L.; Boop, Frederick.

In: Radiology, Vol. 189, No. 2, 01.01.1993, p. 481-484.

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Miller, SF, Glasier, CM, Griebel, ML & Boop, F 1993, 'Brachial plexopathy infants after traumatic delivery: Evaluation with MR imaging', Radiology, vol. 189, no. 2, pp. 481-484.
Miller SF, Glasier CM, Griebel ML, Boop F. Brachial plexopathy infants after traumatic delivery: Evaluation with MR imaging. Radiology. 1993 Jan 1;189(2):481-484.
Miller, S. F. ; Glasier, C. M. ; Griebel, M. L. ; Boop, Frederick. / Brachial plexopathy infants after traumatic delivery : Evaluation with MR imaging. In: Radiology. 1993 ; Vol. 189, No. 2. pp. 481-484.
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