plexopathy

plexopathy

 [pleks-op´ah-the]
any disorder of a plexus, especially of nerves.
lumbar plexopathy neuropathy of the lumbar plexus.

plex·op·a·thy

(pleks-op'ă-thē),
Disorder involving one of the major peripheral neural plexuses: cervical, brachial, or lumbosacral.
[plexus + G. pathos, disease]

plex·op·a·thy

(pleks-op'ă-thē)
Disorder involving one of the major peripheral neural plexus: cervical, brachial, or lumbosacral.
[plexus + G. pathos, disease]
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Wrist drop is a manifestation of radial nerve injury (RNI), posterior cord brachial plexopathy, C7 radiculopathy, or a central lesion.
The cause of UI is considered to be multifactorial, including disruption in connective tissue supports of the urethrovesical junction leading to urethral hypermobility, pelvic floor muscle weakness, nerve damage to the urethral rhabdosphincter related to pudendal neuropathy or pelvic plexopathy, and atrophic changes of the urethra mucosa and submucosa.
On the basis of clinical, electromyographic, and magnetic resonance imaging findings, we ruled out cervical cord pathologies, brachial plexopathy, multifocal motor neuropathy with conduction block, spinal muscular atrophy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Unusual osteochondroma of the medial part of the clavicle causing subclavian vein thrombosis and brachial plexopathy. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2004;86-A(12):2747-50.
In the differential diagnosis, central or spinal lesions, radicular or sciatic lesions, plexopathy, polyneuropathy, and motor neuron disease were ruled out by clinical and electrophysiological tests.
The most frequent long-term risks of PMRT include lymphedema, brachial plexopathy, radiation pneumonitis, rib fractures, cardiac toxicity, and radiation-induced second neoplasms.
Brachial plexopathy was diagnosed in a 27-year-old woman during acute EVD.
Compression of the neurovascular bundle (NVB) of the thoracic outlet may lead to plexopathy, muscular atrophy, (61-65) carpal tunnel syndrome (double crush), (65-68) chest pain, ulnar neuropathy, (65-72) dorsal scapular neuralgia (73, 74) arm swelling and cyanosis.
[13] It is reported that medial head of the biceps brachii muscle was used to cover the axillary defect using proximal perforator in a patient with breast cancer who had lost arm function because of the radiation-induced brachial plexopathy. In our case, the lateral head of the muscle was removed through the distal perforator and turned to the extensor surface of the elbow.
The patients were classified to have the following disorders: plexopathy, nerve root lesions, polyneuropathy, myopathy, neuropathy, anterior horn disease, neuromuscular junction transmission disorder, facial paralysis, and other rare diseases.
These include radiation lung injury (discussed below), oesophagitis, radiation dermatitis, chest wall pain/thoracic pain, rib fracture, bronchial stricture, pleural effusion and brachial plexopathy [9].