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Involvement of the brachial plexus and its branches by cystic hygromas.
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PMID:  21361768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Lymphatic malformations that involve the nervous system are uncommon. The authors review their experience with involvement of the brachial plexus and its branches by cystic hygromas. A retrospective review of the authors' experience with pathology of the pediatric brachial plexus revealed 4 cases involving patients with compression of this structure and its branches due to cystic hygroma. Although such cases are apparently rare, the neurosurgeon should consider malformations of the lymphatic system in the differential diagnosis of masses involving the brachial plexus and its branches.
Authors:
R Shane Tubbs; Nadine Bradley; Daniel Harmon; Todd C Hankinson; David R Kelly; John C Wellons
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1933-0715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Pediatr     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101463759     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Pediatric Neurosurgery and.
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