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Upper Limb Neuro
Upper Limb Neuro

Brachial Plexopathy

February 15th, 2021


  • Signs of Brachial Plexopathy

  • Lower motor neurone weakness affecting multiple myotomes / peripheral nerve distributions
  • Sensory loss affecting multiple dermatomes / peripheral nerve distributions
  • Horner's syndrome - miosis, partial ptosis, anhydrosis
  • Causes of Brachial Plexopathy

  • Trauma - shoulder dystocia, motor vehicle accident, blunt trauma, penetrating injury
  • Malignancy - apical lung tumour, metastasis
  • Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Brachial neuritis
  • Radiation
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