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Management of brachial plexus injuries.
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PMID:  18383815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Most brachial plexus lesions are traction injuries sustained during birth, but in adolescents and older people they are usually caused by traffic accidents or following a fall in the home. A minority are the result of penetrating injury after civilian assault or trauma encountered during wartime. Birth palsy cases (obstetric brachial plexus palsy) and the remaining cases (traumatic briachial plexus palsy) are viewed differently with regard to treatment and outcome and so these two groups are usually discussed in separate chapters. In this paper we treat both groups in parallel because as far as primary (= nerve) surgery is concerned, many treatment problems and solutions are present in both groups and are therefore comparable.
G Blaauw; R S Muhlig; J W Vredeveld
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances and technical standards in neurosurgery     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0095-4829     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv Tech Stand Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-03     Completed Date:  2008-05-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501064     Medline TA:  Adv Tech Stand Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Injuries / diagnosis,  surgery*
Brachial Plexus / injuries*
Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Neurosurgical Procedures

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