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braquial plexus

F Gonçalves, H Valentim, G Alves, J M Castro, F A d'Eça, J A Castro, L M Capitão
The authors report the clinical case of a 29 year-old caucasian male, previously healthy, victim of traffic accident with head and chest trauma, resulting in a prolonged stay (around 60 days) in an intensive care unit. After hospital discharge, the patient noticed a slow growing of a left supraclavicular pulsatile mass, associated with pain, both local and irradiating to the left arm. The diagnostic investigation revealed a complex false aneurysm with associated arterio-venous fistulae, dissecting cervical muscle planes and involving the braquial plexus...
April 2009: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
F Fernández-González, T Suárez-Fernández
INTRODUCTION: The nerve conduction studies, F-waves and dermatosomal and lor somatosensory evoked potential have a low level of sensitivity for Thoracic Outlet Compression Syndrome (TOCS) diagnosis. A standard negative electrodiagnostic study does not exclude the presence of TOCS. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this neurophysiological note is that the Wright's hyperabduction, costoclavicular compression and Adson's scalenus tests important in making a clinical diagnosis of TOCS can be used as neurophysiological provocative maneuvers to determine the effect of braquial position on electrodiagnostic parameters...
March 1998: Revista de Neurologia
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