birth palsy


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Related to birth palsy: Erb's palsy, Erb's paralysis, Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy

palsy

 [pawl´ze]
Bell's palsy see bell's palsy.
birth palsy birth paralysis.
cerebral palsy see cerebral palsy.
crossed leg palsy palsy of the fibular nerve, caused by sitting with one leg crossed over the other.
Erb's palsy (Erb-Duchenne palsy) Erb-Duchenne paralysis.
facial palsy Bell's palsy.
shaking palsy Parkinson's disease.

birth pal·sy

motor and sensory deficits that result from nerve fiber injury associated with delivery; the brachial plexus is the region most commonly affected. Examples include Erb palsy and Klumpke palsy.

birth palsy

Etymology: ME, burth + Gk, paralyein, to be palsied
a loss of motor or sensory nerve function in some body part caused by a nerve injury during the birth process. Also called birth paralysis.

birth pal·sy

(bĭrth pawl'zē)
Any motor abnormality in the infant caused by or attributed to the birthing process (e.g., includes obstetric paralysis, infantile hemiplegia).
References in periodicals archive ?
Glenoid deformity secondary to brachial plexus birth palsy.
Accessory nerve neurotization in infants with brachial plexus birth palsy.
Comparison of the natural history, the outcome of microsurgical repair, and the outcome of operative reconstruction in brachial plexus birth palsy.