brachial plexus


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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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The brachial plexus is compact, and a small volume of solution produces rapid onset of reliable blockade of the brachial plexus.
"I think obstetricians as a group are beginning to accept that normal physician traction and maternal expulsive forces can cause permanent brachial plexus palsy," he said.
Infraclavicular brachial plexus block for regional anesthesia of the lower arm.
Primary tumors of the brachial plexus are rare (7) and can be divided into two groups, peripheral neural sheath tumors and peripheral non-neural sheath tumors.
Tumors originating from the brachial plexus are rarely seen and comprise less than 5% of the tumors in the upper extremities.
Diagnostic brachial plexus block was performed in the hospital due to functional decline and acute worsening of pain.
The majority of the glenohumeral joint is innervated by the suprascapular nerve (C5-C6; originates from upper trunk of brachial plexus) and the axillary nerve (C5-C6; originates from posterior cord of brachial plexus).
Two patients underwent reconstruction for elbow flexion following traumatic brachial plexus injuries between 2008 and 2011.
Brachial plexus tumors are rare comprising of only 5% of all tumors of upper limb [9].
Erb's palsy refers to a brachial plexus injury affecting the upper trunk nerves (C5 and C6).