brachial plexus


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Related to brachial plexus: Brachial plexus injury, brachial plexus block

brachial plexus

[′brā·kē·əl ′plek·səs]
(neuroscience)
A plexus of nerves located in the neck and axilla and composed of the anterior rami of the lower four cervical and first thoracic nerves.
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Brachial plexus injuries occur when the nerves of the brachial plexus -- the network of nerves that originate in the neck region and branch off to form the nerves that control movement and sensation in the upper limbs, including the shoulder, arm, forearm, and hand -- are damaged.
Brachial plexus palsy due to subclavian artery pseudo aneurysm from internal jugular cannulation.
Regional anesthesia, such as brachial plexus blocks, has been found to provide excellent muscle relaxation during surgery as well as decreasing the incidence of unplanned hospital admission and reducing the requirements for postoperative analgesia.
Blunt or penetrating trauma with fracture, dislocation, or hematoma formation may produce compression stretching or avulsion of the brachial plexus.
Key words: Botulinum toxin type A, Narakas classification, obstetric brachial plexus palsy, physiotherapy, torticollis
Joseph's Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada under general anaesthesia with continuous interscalene brachial plexus blockade for intra- and postoperative analgesia.
Indeed clinical suspicion can be lessened by the absence of hard initial signs of arterial injury (6) and the patient may present much later with potentially irreversible sequelae, particularly brachial plexus injuries (5).
He severely injured a network of fiber nerves known as the brachial plexus.
Daniel Witkowski upon the head of baby Haleigh caused the permanent brachial plexus injury.
Techniques used include analgesics, physiotherapy, acupuncture, TENS and surgical brachial plexus decompression.