brachial plexopathy

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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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Brachial plexus neuropathy following axillary crutch use most commonly involves posterior cord with some involvement of other cords also and usually gets resolved in 8 to 12 weeks with discontinuation of crutches, oral steroids and methylcobalamin and rehabilitative therapy.
Dyck, "Inflammation and neuropathic attacks in hereditary brachial plexus neuropathy," Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, vol.
Nontraumatic brachial plexus neuropathy was determined in 4 (0.
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Report of the independent review commissioned by the Royal College of Radiologists into brachial plexus neuropathy following radiotherapy for breast carcinoma.