Nagashima et al defined 'pure' PCB as rapidly progressive oropharyngeal and cervicobrachial
weakness associated with hyporeflexia or areflexia in the absence of leg weakness or ophthalmoplegia.
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Pressure on the cervicobrachial
junction (an operative and anatomical study).
Examination of the cervicobrachial
region may reveal weakness and/or atrophy of one or both arms, proximal muscle atrophy and incomplete Brown-Sequard syndrome.
It should be noted that the task performed on Day 1 required a static, flexed neck posture that creates significant discomfort in the cervicobrachial
region over the time frame studied (2.2 on a scale of 0-5 in 15 min, as shown by Lutz et al., 2001).
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While the diagnosis of a pressure lesion at the cervicobrachial
junction is usually simple, the causes of such pressure are so varied and obscure that without a thorough knowledge of the relevant anatomy it is not possible to forecast the exact cause in all cases.
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