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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647661/can-we-make-still-easier-simple-in-situ-decompression-of-the-ulnar-nerve-at-the-elbow
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Vicente Vanaclocha, Trinidad Blanco, Pedro Ortiz, Javier López-Trigo, Vicente Bordes, Pau Capilla, Leyre Vanaclocha
BACKGROUND: in situ decompression and transposition are equally effective in cubital tunnel syndrome treatment. Both are traditionally performed in the supine position. AIM: to validate our surgical to present our technique for in situ decompression in lateral decubitus position, comparing results with other techniques used in our Institutions. METHODS: Retrospective study. Period January 2009-February 2016. 188 cubital tunnel syndrome patients, 115 males, 73 females, age mean 53...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644402/choosing-surgery-for-neurogenic-tos-the-roles-of-physical-exam-physical-therapy-and-imaging
#2
REVIEW
David P Kuwayama, Jason R Lund, Charles O Brantigan, Natalia O Glebova
Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) is characterized by arm and hand pain, paresthesias, and sometimes weakness resulting from compression of the brachial plexus within the thoracic outlet. While it is the most common subtype of TOS, nTOS can be difficult to diagnose. Furthermore, patient selection for surgical treatment can be challenging as symptoms may be vague and ambiguous, and diagnostic studies may be equivocal. Herein, we describe some approaches to aid in identifying patients who would be expected to benefit from surgical intervention for nTOS...
June 23, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616159/thoracic-outlet-syndrome-as-a-consequence-of-isolated-atraumatic-first-rib-fracture
#3
Aleem K Mirza, Audra A Duncan
Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) resulting from an isolated first rib fracture is extremely infrequent. We report a case of performance limiting nTOS in a college athlete who was initially evaluated and treated for upper extremity ligamentous injury with only transient improvement. Subsequent noninvasive studies were consistent with TOS physiology and MRA showed a large hypertrophic callus on the first rib adjacent to the brachial plexus. With continued athletic limitations and radiographic findings consistent with TOS, surgical decompression was performed resulting in resolution of symptoms...
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594492/thoracic-outlet-syndrome-getting-it-right-so-you-don-t-have-to-do-it-again
#4
Alan J Micev, Joshua M Abzug, A Lee Osterman
Thoracic outlet syndrome is a disorder caused by thoracic outlet compression of the brachial plexus and/or the subclavian vessels. The characteristics of thoracic outlet syndrome are highly variable. Objective tests, such as electrodiagnostic studies, are often unreliable in characterizing thoracic outlet syndrome. The existence of thoracic outlet syndrome as a discrete entity is controversial. Surgeons who accept the existence of thoracic outlet syndrome acknowledge that diagnosis is clinical. The variability and complexity of thoracic outlet syndrome lends itself to mistakes in both diagnosis and surgical treatment...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580859/isolated-spinal-cord-compression-syndrome-revealing-delayed-extensive-superficial-siderosis-of-the-central-nervous-system-secondary-to-cervical-root-avulsion
#5
Amina Nasri, Imen Kacem, Youssef Sidhom, Mouna Ben Djebara, Amina Gargouri, Riadh Gouider
CONTEXT: Cervical root avulsion secondary to traumatic plexus injury is a rare etiology of superficial siderosis (SS) of the central nervous system (CNS). We describe the case of an isolated progressive compressive myelopathy revealing this complication and discuss the pathogenesis of such a presentation, its clinical and imaging peculiarities with a literature review. FINDINGS: We report on the case of a 48-year-old man with history of left brachial plexus injury at the age of 2 years...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536218/backpack-palsy-with-horner-s-syndrome
#6
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/28523213/brachial-plexus-magnetic-resonance-imaging-differentiates-between-inflammatory-neuropathies-and-does-not-predict-disease-course
#7
Bas A Jongbloed, Jeroen W Bos, Dirk Rutgers, Willem Ludo van der Pol, Leonard H van den Berg
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to evaluate the correlation between the distribution of brachial plexus magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) abnormalities and clinical weakness, and to evaluate the value of brachial plexus MRI in predicting disease course and response to treatment in multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN), Lewis-Sumner syndrome (LSS) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). METHODS: Sixty-seven patients with an inflammatory neuropathy diagnosed at our tertiary referral center for neuromuscular diseases had undergone bilateral T2-weighted short tau inversion recovery (STIR) MRI of the brachial plexus...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427870/all-endoscopic-brachial-plexus-complete-neurolysis-for-idiopathic-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome-a-prospective-case-series
#8
Thibault Lafosse, Malo Le Hanneur, Laurent Lafosse
PURPOSE: To describe an all-endoscopic technique for infra- and supraclavicular brachial plexus (BP) neurolysis and to assess its functional outcomes for patients suffering from nonspecific neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS). METHODS: Between January 2010 and January 2013, 36 patients presenting an idiopathic nonspecific NTOS benefited from an endoscopic decompression in our institution. The inclusion criteria were a typical clinical NTOS and failure of a 6-month well-conducted nonsurgical treatment...
April 17, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423347/experimental-study-of-brachial-plexus-and-vessel-compression-evaluation-of-combined-central-and-peripheral-electrodiagnostic-approach
#9
Chaoqun Yang, Jianguang Xu, Jie Chen, Shulin Li, Yu Cao, Yi Zhu, Lei Xu
INTRODUCTION: We sought to investigate the reliability of a new electrodiagnostic method for identifying Electrodiagnosis of Brachial Plexus & Vessel Compression Syndrome (BPVCS) in rats that involves the application of transcranial electrical stimulation motor evoked potentials (TES-MEPs) combined with peripheral nerve stimulation compound muscle action potentials (PNS-CMAPs). RESULTS: The latencies of the TES-MEP and PNS-CMAP were initially elongated in the 8-week group...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419287/prediction-algorithm-for-surgical-intervention-in-neonatal-brachial-plexus-palsy
#10
Thomas J Wilson, Kate W C Chang, Lynda J S Yang
BACKGROUND: Neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP) results in reduced function of the affected arm with profound ramifications on quality of life. Advances in surgical technique have shown improvements in outcomes for appropriately selected patients. Patient selection, however, remains difficult. OBJECTIVE: To develop a decision algorithm that could be applied at the individual patient level, early in life, to reliably predict persistent NBPP that would benefit from surgery...
April 17, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362958/outcomes-of-transferring-a-healthy-motor-fascicle-from-the-radial-nerve-to-a-branch-for-the-triceps-to-recover-elbow-extension-in-partial-brachial-plexus-palsy
#11
Leandro Pretto Flores
BACKGROUND: Triceps reinnervation is an important objective to pursue when repairing the brachial plexus for cases with upper roots injuries, and a number of different techniques have been developed in order to restore elbow extension in such cases. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the surgical outcomes associated with the technique of transferring a single healthy motor fascicle from the radial nerve of the affected arm to a branch innervating 1 of the 3 heads of the triceps...
March 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344948/the-effect-of-combining-axillary-brachial-plexus-block-with-interscalene-or-supraclavicular-block-for-upper-limb-surgeries-using-neurostimulation-technique
#12
H O Idehen, C A Imarengiaye
BACKGROUND: The different approaches to the brachial plexus have clinical implications and all these approaches have clinical limitations. Combining different approaches helps to reduce these limitations. Can a combination of two different methods of brachial plexus block give a better anaesthetic outcome? AIM: To compare the effect of combining axillary plexus block with interscalene as opposed to axillary plexus block with supraclavicular blocks. DESIGN OF STUDY: Prospective observational study...
April 2016: Journal of the West African College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321484/rhabdomyolysis-resulting-in-concurrent-horner-s-syndrome-and-brachial-plexopathy-a-case-report
#13
Susan C Lee, Christian Geannette, Scott W Wolfe, Joseph H Feinberg, Darryl B Sneag
This case report describes a 29-year-old male who presented with immediate onset of Horner's syndrome and ipsilateral brachial plexopathy after sleeping with his arm dangling outside a car window for 8 h. Outside workup and imaging revealed rhabdomyolysis of the left neck musculature. Subsequent electrodiagnostic testing and high-resolution brachial plexus magnetic resonance imaging at the authors' institution attributed the Horner's syndrome and concurrent brachial plexopathy to rhabdomyolysis of the longus colli and scalene musculature, which had compressed-and consequently scar tethered-the cervical sympathetic trunk and brachial plexus...
March 20, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318741/neonatal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-without-sedation-correlates-with-injury-severity-in-brachial-plexus-birth-palsy
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Andrea S Bauer, Peter Y Shen, Anna E Nidecker, Paul S Lee, Michelle A James
PURPOSE: Which infants with brachial plexus birth palsy (BPBP) should undergo microsurgical plexus reconstruction remains controversial. The current gold standard for the decision for plexus reconstruction is serial clinical examinations, but this approach obviates the possibility of early surgical treatment. We hypothesize that a new technique using 3-dimensional volumetric proton density magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without sedation can evaluate the severity of BPBP injury earlier than serial clinical examinations...
May 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272290/a-double-blind-randomized-comparison-of-continuous-interscalene-supraclavicular-and-suprascapular-blocks-for-total-shoulder-arthroplasty
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David B Auyong, Stanley C Yuan, Daniel S Choi, Joshuel A Pahang, April E Slee, Neil A Hanson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Continuous brachial plexus blocks at the interscalene level are associated with known diaphragm dysfunction from phrenic nerve paresis. More distal blocks along the brachial plexus may provide postsurgical analgesia while potentially having less effect on diaphragm function. Continuous interscalene, continuous supraclavicular, and continuous suprascapular nerve blocks were evaluated for respiratory function and analgesia after total shoulder arthroplasty. METHODS: After ethics board approval, subjects presenting for total shoulder arthroplasty were planned for randomization in a 1:1:1 ratio of a continuous interscalene, supraclavicular, or suprascapular block...
May 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245672/a-modified-less-invasive-posterior-subscapular-approach-to-the-brachial-plexus-case-report-and-technical-note
#16
Clifford L Crutcher, David G Kline, Gabriel C Tender
The traditional posterior subscapular approach offers excellent exposure of the lower brachial plexus and has been successfully used in patients with recurrent thoracic outlet syndrome after an anterior operation, brachial plexus tumors involving the proximal roots, and postirradiation brachial plexopathy, among others. However, this approach also carries some morbidity, mostly related to the extensive muscle dissection of the trapezius, rhomboids, and levator scapulae. In this article, the authors present the surgical technique and video illustration of a modified, less invasive posterior subscapular approach, using a small, self-retaining retractor and only a partial trapezius and rhomboid minor muscle dissection...
March 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180101/evaluation-of-complications-after-surgical-treatment-of-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
#17
Mohammad Ali Hosseinian, Ali Gharibi Loron, Yalda Soleimanifard
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is necessary when non-surgical treatments fail. Complications of surgical procedures vary from short-term post-surgical pain to permanent disability. The outcome of TOS surgery is affected by the visibility during the operation. In this study, we have compared the complications arising during the supraclavicular and the transaxillary approaches to determine the appropriate approach for TOS surgery. METHODS: In this study, 448 patients with symptoms of TOS were assessed...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160364/peripheral-nerve-stimulation-of-brachial-plexus-nerve-roots-and-supra-scapular-nerve-for-chronic-refractory-neuropathic-pain-of-the-upper-limb
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Bénédicte Bouche, Marie Manfiotto, Philippe Rigoard, Jean Lemarie, Véronique Dix-Neuf, Michel Lanteri-Minet, Denys Fontaine
OBJECTIVES: We report the outcome of a consecutive series of 26 patients suffering from chronic medically-refractory neuropathic pain of the upper limb (including 16 patients with complex regional pain syndrome), topographically limited, treated by brachial plexus (BP) nerve roots or supra-scapular nerve (SSN) peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The technique consisted in ultrasound-guided percutaneous implantation of a cylindrical lead (Pisces-Quad, Medtronic) close to the SSN or the cervical nerve roots within the BP, depending on the pain topography...
February 3, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138789/phrenic-nerve-palsy-secondary-to-parsonage-turner-syndrome-a-diagnosis-commonly-overlooked
#19
Tom McEnery, Ronan Walsh, Conor Burke, Aisling McGowan, John Faul, Liam Cormican
Neuralgic Amyotrophy (NA) or Parsonage-Turner syndrome is an idiopathic neuropathy commonly affecting the brachial plexus. Associated phrenic nerve involvement, though recognised, is thought to be very rare. We present a case series of four patients (all male, mean age 53) presenting with dyspnoea preceded by severe self-limiting upper limb and shoulder pain, with an elevated hemi-diaphragm on clinical examination and chest X-ray. Neurological examination of the upper limb at the time of presentation was normal...
January 30, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135679/an-unusual-case-of-neurogenic-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
#20
Yash Vaidya, Rajan Vaithianathan
INTRODUCTION: Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) is the most common manifestation of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), accounting for more than 95% of cases. It is usually caused by cervical ribs, anomalies in the scalene muscle anatomy or post-traumatic inflammatory changes causing compression of the brachial plexus. CASE PRESENTATION: We present an unusual case of nTOS caused by a cystic lymphangioma at the thoracic outlet, with only one case reported previously in the literature...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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