brachial plexopathy

brachial plexopathy

A peripheral neuropathy caused by damage to the brachial plexus.

Clinical findings
Pain, numbness, burning and weakness in the shoulder, arm, hand or wrist.

Aetiology
Birth trauma, toxic exposures (e.g., chemicals, drugs, environmental toxins), inflammation (infection, autoimmune-related).

Management
Anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, splints and braces as needed, surgery if compartment syndrome is present, occupational therapy or job retraining.

brachial plexopathy

 Brachial plexus injury, see there.
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Ultimately, after diseases in the differential diagnosis of HD such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), dysfunction of the corticospinal tracts, syringomyelia, radiculopathy, brachial plexopathy were excluded, the patient's clinical, electrophysiologic, and imaging features were found to be consistent with the diagnosis of HD.
One patient had findings typical of brachial plexopathy which was later on confirmed by nerve conduction study as axonal injury.
7) Other complications include superior vena cava syndrome, septic thrombophlebitis, thoracic duct obstruction, and brachial plexopathy.
MR imaging findings in brachial plexopathy with thoracic outlet syndrome.
5] Less frequent associated injuries are brachial plexopathy and axillary nerve palsy.
6] In a follow-up study of the long-term side effects of radiation therapy, all the effects were limited to the local field of radiation, including brachial plexopathy, rib fractures, and pericarditis among others.
The dilemma was encountered in investigating the modality of confirming humeral head metastasis, since there are many common differential diagnoses that can present with the same findings for example: cervical radiculopathy, brachial plexopathy, neuropathy, rotator cuff tendonitis, adhesive capsulitis, and epicondylitis.
12) presented a case of brachial plexopathy with a severe manifestation of radial nerve paralysis, and they obtained a good response to acyclovir, gabapentin, and physical therapy.
6 Pierce et al reported brachial plexopathy (2%), rib fracture (2%), secondary sarcoma (0.
The morbidity of ART includes lymphoedema, shoulder stiffness and radiation-induced brachial plexopathy (RIBP).
Internal mammary nodes are commonly treated, but axillary treatment is usually avoided because of the risk of brachial plexopathy.
Because the DSN derives from the proximal brachial plexus, involvement of this nerve in an upper brachial plexopathy suggests a proximal lesion.