obstetric brachial plexus palsy

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obstetric brachial plexus palsy

A specific type of brachial plexus injury caused by mechanical injury during a difficult childbirth, due either to excessive lateral flexion of the head on the trunk during delivery of the shoulders (shoulder dystocia), or delivery of the head in a traction injury to one or more components of the brachial plexus, resulting in stretching of the plexus.
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Neonatal brachial plexus palsy may be associated with humeral and vertebral group-B streptococcal osteomyelitis.
Kaiser Wilhelm syndrome, neonatal brachial plexus palsy due to placental insufficiency, is unlikely to be a cause of neonatal brachial plexus palsy.
Infantile myofibromatosis: a nontraumatic cause of neonatal brachial plexus palsy.

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