brachial plexus


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brachial plexus

n.
A network of nerves located in the neck and axilla, composed of the anterior branches of the lower four cervical and first two thoracic spinal nerves and supplying the chest, shoulder, and arm.
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Noun1.brachial plexus - a network of nerves formed by cervical and thoracic spinal nerves and supplying the arm and parts of the shoulder
nerve plexus - a network of intersecting nerves
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The poor outlook is supported by several authors, including Robbs et al (5), who reported 12 cases of delayed (after one to six weeks) compression of the brachial plexus by an axillary pseudoaneurysm in a variety of injuries.
The Cervical Head Rest virtually eliminates nerve injury by preventing compression of tire clavical on the brachial plexus.
Children with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy may have chronic physical impairment in their affected upper extremity.
MRI studies and surgical findings confirmed brachial plexus rupture and avulsion at C5-C7.
Background: Root avulsion to all 5 roots of the brachial plexus is a common presentation and keeps a major reconstructive challenge.
Brachial Plexus Injury: Epidemiologic Study of an Acknowledged Complaint
For instance, the brachial plexus in the axillary region should be approached with the extremity positioned as described in relevant publications (3).
In patients with brachial plexus injury, the persistent instability of the shoulder and the lack of movements in shoulder joint significantly hinder the use of upper limb even if the function of elbow, wrist, and fingers is normal.
Current techniques available for nerve localisation mark anatomical indicators for the estimated location of the brachial plexus.
Objective: To describe the functional outcome of spinal accessory to supra-scapular nerve transfer procedure for shoulder abduction following closed brachial plexus injury.