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A review of the T2 segment of the brachial plexus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20658104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although the complex architecture of the brachial plexus (BP) has been described for decades, recent literature still aims to elucidate the variation in nerve root contributions to the BP. Understanding this variability in the nerve morphology of the BP may assist physicians and surgeons in the diagnosis and management of certain clinical conditions that involve the BP, either directly or indirectly due to its close association with neighbouring structures. In this article, we review the current anatomical knowledge of the BP, focusing especially on its T2 contribution, and discuss the causes and consequences of some relevant BP pathologies.
Authors:
M Loukas; D El-Zammar; R S Tubbs; N Apaydin; R G Louis; C Wartman; M M Shoja
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-26     Completed Date:  2011-02-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  464-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine, St George's University, Grenada, West Indies. edsg2000@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brachial Plexus / anatomy & histology*
Brachial Plexus Neuropathies / etiology,  physiopathology
Cadaver
Humans
Intercostal Nerves / anatomy & histology*
Models, Anatomic
Models, Neurological
Spinal Cord / anatomy & histology
Thoracic Vertebrae / anatomy & histology*

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