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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624267/endoscopic-robot-assisted-c7-nerve-root-retrophalangeal-transfer-from-the-contralateral-healthy-side-a-cadaver-feasibility-study
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C Bijon, L Chih-Sheng, D Chevallier, N Tran, F Xavier, P Liverneaux
Controlateral C7 nerve root transfer in brachial plexus palsy requires a nerve graft and large incisions. This study investigated the feasibility of transferring the right C7 to the left C7 nerve root, without a graft, via a minimally invasive retropharyngeal approach. After installation of 6 trocars of 1cm diameter in the supraclavicular space, a Da Vinci SI(®) robot was placed. After locating the right brachial plexus, the C7 root was sectioned flush with the clavicle, transferred behind the pharynx and sutured to the left C7 root severed at the foramen level...
June 14, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602497/anatomical-localization-of-the-cavernous-sinus-dural-fistula-by-3d-rotational-angiography-with-emphasis-on-clinical-and-therapeutic-implications
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Santhosh Kumar Kannath, Jayadevan Enakshy Rajan, Sankara P Sarma
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Carotid cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistulas (CSDAVFs) are presumed to be located within the walls of the cavernous sinus, however the exact fistulous site has not yet been studied by angiographic or anatomical methods. The present study aimed to localize CSDAVFs with the help of 3D rotational angiography (RA) and correlated the observations with clinical and angiographic findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The CSDAVFs were categorized as dural, extradural or osseous based on the site of convergence of feeders into the venous sac...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602269/sensory-outcomes-following-brachial-plexus-birth-palsy-a-systematic-review
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Joseph P Corkum, Victoria Kuta, David T Tang, Michael Bezuhly
BACKGROUND: Brachial plexus birth palsy (BPBP) affects approximately 1.5 in 1000 live births and can lead to significant functional impairment and reduced quality of life. To date, studies have focused on grading motor function and strength to assess patient outcomes, with less attention paid to sensory recovery. The authors aimed to systematically review the current literature on sensory outcomes following BPBP. METHODS: A systematic review of the best evidence available assessing sensory outcomes following BPBP was conducted...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596982/evidence-of-the-effectiveness-of-primary-brachial-plexus-surgery-in-infants-with-obstetric-brachial-plexus-palsy-revisited
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Amel A F El-Sayed
A recent systematic review questioned the effectiveness of primary surgery in infants with obstetric brachial plexus palsy. At our center, the indication for primary surgery in infants with upper Erb's obstetric palsy is the lack of active elbow flexion at age 4 months. The current study compares the outcome of motor recovery in 2 groups of infants with upper Erb's palsy: one group (n = 9) treated surgically between age 4 and 5 months, and another group (n = 9) treated conservatively despite the lack of active elbow flexion at age 4 months...
January 2017: Child neurology open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574948/five-operations-that-give-the-best-results-after-brachial-plexus-injury
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Andrés A Maldonado, Allen T Bishop, Robert J Spinner, Alexander Y Shin
Treatment of brachial plexus injuries has slowly improved over the last 45 years. Changes in strategy, techniques, microsurgical equipment and technology have expanded the surgical options to reconstruct these life altering, highly complex injuries. The surgical armamentarium includes neurolysis, nerve repair, nerve grafting, nerve transfers, tendon transfer, muscle transfer and other soft tissue and bony procedures. In this article we have selected five surgical procedures (Oberlin's procedure, Leechavengvongs' procedure, free functional muscle transfer, radial nerve tendon transfers and C5-C6 nerve grafting in obstetrical birth palsy) that have consistently given us good results in our patients who require surgical reconstruction...
May 31, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555780/development-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-hand-use-at-home-questionnaire-to-assess-amount-of-affected-hand-use-in-children-with-unilateral-paresis
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Yvonne Geerdink, Pauline Aarts, Menno Van Der Holst, Robert Lindeboom, Jan Van Der Burg, Bert Steenbergen, Alexander C Geurts
AIM: To describe the development of the parent-rated Hand-Use-at-Home questionnaire (HUH) assessing the amount of spontaneous use of the affected hand in children with unilateral paresis, and to test its internal structure, unidimensionality, and validity. METHOD: Parents of children with unilateral cerebral palsy (CP) and professionals participated in the development of the HUH. To examine internal validity, data of 322 children (158 males, 164 females; mean age 6y 7mo, standard deviation [SD] 2y 1mo) with unilateral CP (n=131) or neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP) (n=191) were collected...
May 29, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554714/analysis-of-shoulder-abduction-by-dynamic-shoulder-radiograph-following-suprascapular-nerve-repair-in-brachial-plexus-injury
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Takashi Shimoe, Kazuteru Doi, Tomas Madura, Kannan K Kumar, Tristram D Montales, Yasunori Hattori, Sotetsu Sakamoto, Kiminori Yukata, Munehito Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Suprascapular nerve repair is a widely-prioritized procedure for shoulder reconstruction following brachial plexus injury. Although this procedure only reconstructs glenohumeral joint motion, the standard clinical assessment of shoulder function also includes the scapulothoracic joint contribution. The purpose of this preliminary study was to develop an objective method to accurately analyze shoulder abduction following suprascapular nerve repair in brachial plexus injury patients...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546718/brachial-plexus-injury-after-right-hepatectomy
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Garima Daga, Prashant Balwant Kerkar
Iatrogenic nerve palsies due to faulty positioning on the operating table are commonly seen over the elbow and popliteal fossa. However, injury to the brachial plexus (BP) is rarely encountered and is a recently reported phenomenon due to the increasing number of complex surgeries including hepatobiliary surgical procedures. Brachial plexus injury (BPI) needs to be recognized as a potential complication of prolonged abdominal surgery. The present case report highlights the potential for BPI and its early recognition, management, and prevention in complex prolonged abdominal surgical procedures...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540133/lower-cranial-nerve-palsy-after-the-infrafloccular-approach-in-microvascular-decompression-for-hemifacial-spasm
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Kenichi Amagasaki, Nobuhiko Kurita, Saiko Watanabe, Naoyuki Shono, Atsushi Hosono, Kazuaki Naemura, Hiroshi Nakaguchi
BACKGROUND: The infrafloccular approach was introduced as a variation in microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm. However, the rate of postoperative lower cranial nerve (CN) palsy can be high. This study investigated the surgical factors in relation to the occurrence of postoperative lower CN palsy. METHODS: The case records of 103 patients who underwent MVD were reviewed. Dissection around the lower CNs to approach the root exit zone of CN VII was divided into two steps - incision of the rhomboid lip at the root of the lower CNs and separation of CN IX and flocculus/choroid plexus...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536218/backpack-palsy-with-horner-s-syndrome
#10
Olivia Sharp, Kai Yuen Wong, Paul Stephens
Traumatic injuries to the brachial plexus are typically high impact and can be debilitating, life-changing injuries. Backpack palsy is a rare but well-established cause of brachial plexus injury, arising as a result of heavy backpack use. We present an unusual case of backpack palsy with Horner's syndrome.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514241/phrenic-nerve-palsy-and-regional-anesthesia-for-shoulder-surgery-anatomical-physiologic-and-clinical-considerations
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Kariem El-Boghdadly, Ki Jinn Chin, Vincent W S Chan
Regional anesthesia has an established role in providing perioperative analgesia for shoulder surgery. However, phrenic nerve palsy is a significant complication that potentially limits the use of regional anesthesia, particularly in high-risk patients. The authors describe the anatomical, physiologic, and clinical principles relevant to phrenic nerve palsy in this context. They also present a comprehensive review of the strategies for reducing phrenic nerve palsy and its clinical impact while ensuring adequate analgesia for shoulder surgery...
July 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506179/value-of-soft-tissue-release-procedure-around-the-shoulder-to-improve-shoulder-abduction-in-birth-brachial-plexus-palsy-and-analysis-of-the-factors-affecting-outcome
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S Raja Sabapathy, Praveen Bhardwaj, Hari Venkatramani
BACKGROUND: A lack of shoulder abduction in spontaneously recovered birth brachial plexus palsy (BBPP) is a common presentation. We have performed a soft tissue release operation in these patients to remove the tethering effect of the tight and cocontracting shoulder adductors. This study was undertaken in order to assess the outcome of this surgical procedure. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 120 patients who displayed spontaneous recovery from BBPP and subsequently underwent soft tissue release procedure to improve shoulder abduction...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504029/obstetric-brachial-plexus-palsy-a-population-based-retrospective-case-control-study-and-medicolegal-considerations
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Simona Zaami, Francesco Paolo Busardò, Fabrizio Signore, Nicola Felici, Vito Briganti, Giovanni Baglio, Enrico Marinelli, Vittorio Fineschi
AIMS: The aim of this study was to examine 24 cases of obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP) in 41,002 deliveries occurred at San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital in Rome, during the period 2000-2012. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population-based retrospective case-control study was designed and the database of the hospital was searched; for each case, maternal and fetal records were examined and some risk factors were evaluated. RESULTS: A statistically significant association between the 24 cases OBPP and the following risk factors: primiparity (p < ...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495173/late-treatment-of-obstetrical-brachial-plexus-palsy-by-humeral-rotational-osteotomy-and-lengthening-with-an-intramedullary-elongation-nail
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Ahmet Emrah Acan, Onur Gursan, Nihat Demirhan Demirkiran, Hasan Havitcioglu
To date, all the authors who have recommended external rotation osteotomy (ERO) in the late treatment of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy (OBPP), have neglected upper limb length discrepancy, which is an another sequelae of OBPP. In this paper, a new technique is reported for the late treatment of OBPP patients with upper limb length discrepancy, in which both humeral external rotation osteotomy (ERO) and lengthening are applied with an intramedullary elongation nail. With this technique, upper limb function is improved through re-orientation of the shoulder arc to a more functional range, and further improvements will be seen in the appearance of the upper limb with the elimination of length discrepancy...
May 8, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486591/hourglass-like-constriction-of-the-brachial-plexus-in-the-posterior-cord-a-case-report
#15
Yasunobu Nakagawa, Hitoshi Hirata
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Hourglass-like constrictions are fascicular conditions confirmed definitively by interfascicular neurolysis. Certain peripheral nerves have vulnerable areas such as around the elbow in the posterior interosseous nerve. We report the first hourglass-like constriction in the brachial plexus supplying the radial innervated forearm musculature. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of the brachial plexus were consistent with neuralgic amyotrophy (NA)...
May 9, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479130/increased-brain-activation-during-motor-imagery-suggests-central-abnormality-in-neonatal-brachial-plexus-palsy
#16
Galia V Anguelova, Serge Rombouts, J Gert van Dijk, Pieter F Buur, Martijn J A Malessy
Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy (NBPP) may lead to permanent impairment of arm function. As NBPP occurs when central motor programs develop, these may be ill-formed. We studied elbow flexion and motor imagery with fMRI to search for abnormal motor programming. We compared the cortical activity of adults with conservatively treated NBPP to that of healthy individuals stratified for hand dominance, using fMRI BOLD tasks of elbow flexion and motor imagery of flexion. Additionally, resting-state networks and regional gray matter volume were studied...
May 4, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472739/inter-joint-coordination-analysis-of-reach-to-grasp-kinematics-in-children-and-adolescents-with-obstetrical-brachial-plexus-palsy
#17
Christian H Mayfield, Sahana N Kukke, Sylvain Brochard, Christopher J Stanley, Katharine E Alter, Diane L Damiano
BACKGROUND: Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy is a common birth injury to nerves passing through the brachial plexus that may result in structural and functional abnormalities. Individual joint trajectories from kinematic analyses have been used to evaluate the source and extent of abnormalities. Here, two summary measures of limb kinematics were utilized: 1) the Arm Profile Score summarizing upper limb joint kinematic abnormalities from a typical pattern across a task, and 2) the recently developed Multi-joint Coordination Measure using principal component analysis to characterize typical coordination of multiple joints throughout a task and compute deviations in time and space...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463922/ultrasound-screening-for-posterior-shoulder-dislocation-in-infants-with-persistent-brachial-plexus-birth-palsy
#18
Andrea S Bauer, Justin F Lucas, Nasser Heyrani, Ryan L Anderson, Leslie A Kalish, Michelle A James
BACKGROUND: Early detection of posterior shoulder dislocation in infants with brachial plexus birth palsy (BPBP) is essential, but it may be difficult to accomplish with physical examination alone. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of shoulder dislocation in patients with BPBP using ultrasound and to identify which physical examination measurements correlated most with dislocation in these patients. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of data obtained in an ultrasound screening program of infants with BPBP born from January 2011 to April 2014...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454773/efficacy-of-3-therapeutic-taping-configurations-for-children-with-brachial-plexus-birth-palsy
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Stephanie A Russo, Dan A Zlotolow, Ross S Chafetz, Luisa M Rodriguez, Devin Kelly, Holly Linamen, James G Richards, John D Lubahn, Scott H Kozin
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical measurement study. INTRODUCTION: Scapular winging is a frequent complaint among children with brachial plexus birth palsy (BPBP). Therapeutic taping for scapular stabilization has been reported to decrease scapular winging. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to determine which therapeutic taping construct was most effective for children with BPBP. METHODS: Twenty-eight children with BPBP participated in motion capture assessment with 4 taping conditions: (1) no tape, (2) facilitation of rhomboid major and rhomboid minor, (3) facilitation of middle and lower trapezius, and (4) facilitation of rhomboid major, rhomboid minor, and middle and lower trapezius (combination of both 2 and 3, referred to as combined taping)...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448306/open-glenohumeral-joint-reduction-and-latissimus-dorsi-and-teres-major-tendon-transfers-for-infants-and-children-following-brachial-plexus-birth-palsy
#20
Joshua M Abzug, Scott H Kozin, Peter M Waters
Glenohumeral dysplasia can occur in brachial plexus birth palsy due to an imbalance of muscle forces. Most commonly this occurs in C5-C6 injuries where the shoulder external rotators are weak compared with the shoulder internal rotators. Treatment of the dysplasia with open reduction of the glenohumeral joint in combination with rebalancing the muscles can improve the development of the joint. Furthermore, the tendon transfer can improve shoulder function by decreasing the internal rotation forces about the shoulder while increasing the external rotation forces...
June 2017: Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
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