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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
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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
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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...
March 16, 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...
March 8, 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
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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
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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
#8
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
#9
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...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115867/sonographic-tracking-of-trunk-nerves-essential-for-ultrasound-guided-pain-management-and-research
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Ke-Vin Chang, Chih-Peng Lin, Chia-Shiang Lin, Wei-Ting Wu, Manoj K Karmakar, Levent Özçakar
Delineation of architecture of peripheral nerves can be successfully achieved by high-resolution ultrasound (US), which is essential for US-guided pain management. There are numerous musculoskeletal pain syndromes involving the trunk nerves necessitating US for evaluation and guided interventions. The most common peripheral nerve disorders at the trunk region include thoracic outlet syndrome (brachial plexus), scapular winging (long thoracic nerve), interscapular pain (dorsal scapular nerve), and lumbar facet joint syndrome (medial branches of spinal nerves)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018833/aneurysmal-bone-cyst-arising-from-the-first-rib-a-rare-cause-of-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Manuel Medina, Subroto Paul
Aneurysmal bone cyst is a rare benign cystic bone lesion with an incidence of only 0.14 per 100,000 individuals and most commonly affects the metaphyses of long bones, spine, and pelvis. We present a very rare case of a 17-year-old boy with a rapidly expanding aneurysmal bone cyst arising from the first rib, resulting in neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome secondary to its compression of the brachial plexus. The patient's symptoms resolved after en bloc resection. To our knowledge there have been no other reports in the literature of thoracic outlet syndrome due to aneurysmal bone cyst arising from the first rib...
December 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927940/diagnostic-value-of-sonography-in-treatment-naive-chronic-inflammatory-neuropathies
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H Stephan Goedee, W Ludo van der Pol, Jan-Thies H van Asseldonk, Hessel Franssen, Nicolette C Notermans, Alexander J F E Vrancken, Michael A van Es, Stavros Nikolakopoulos, Leo H Visser, Leonard H van den Berg
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic value of high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) for detection of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), Lewis-Sumner syndrome (LSS), and multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN). METHODS: Between January 2013 and January 2015, we enrolled 75 consecutive treatment-naive patients with chronic inflammatory neuropathies and 70 disease controls. We performed extensive nerve conduction and standardized HRUS studies bilaterally of large arm and leg nerves and brachial plexus...
January 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891243/a-comprehensive-musculoskeletal-and-peripheral-nervous-system-assessment-of-war-related-bilateral-upper-extremity-amputees
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Mostafa Allami, Batool Mousavi, Mehdi Masoumi, Ehsan Modirian, Hadi Shojaei, Fatemeh Mirsalimi, Maryam Hosseini, Pirouz Pirouzi
BACKGROUND: Upper limb amputations are one of the unpleasant war injuries that armed forces are exposed to frequently. The present study aimed to assess the musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous systems in Iraq-Iran war veterans with bilateral upper extremity amputation. METHODS: The study consisted of taking a history and clinical examinations including demographic data, presence and location of pain, level of amputation, passive and active ranges of movement of the joints across the upper and lower extremities and spine, manual palpation, neurological examination, blood circulation pulses and issues related to a prosthetic limb...
2016: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828793/comparison-of-supraclavicular-and-infraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-a-systemic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#14
Sun-Kyung Park, Su-Young Lee, Won Ho Kim, Han-Seul Park, Young-Jin Lim, Jae-Hyon Bahk
BACKGROUND: Supraclavicular (SC) and infraclavicular (IC) brachial plexus block (BPB) are commonly used for upper extremity surgery. Recent clinical studies have compared the effect of SC- and IC-BPB, but there have been controversies over spread of sensory blockade in each of the 4 peripheral nerve branches of brachial plexus. METHODS: This study included a systemic review, using the Medline and EMBASE database from their inceptions through March 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing SC- and IC-BPB were included...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819420/effect-of-co-morbid-conditions-on-persistent-neuropathic-pain-after-brachial-plexus-injury-in-adult-patients
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Asish Subedi, Pongparadee Chaudakshetrin, Haruthai Chotisukarat, Sahatsa Mandee
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuropathic pain (NeuP) associated with traumatic brachial plexus injury (BPI) can be severe, persistent, and resistant to treatment. Moreover, comorbidity associated with NeuP may worsen the pain and quality of life. This study compared persistent NeuP after BPI between patients with and without co-morbid conditions (psychiatric dysfunction and other painful conditions) and tramadol usage as a second-line agent in combination with an antiepileptic and/or antidepressant during a 2-year follow-up...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813034/-horner-syndrome-following-combined-spinal-epidural-anesthesia
#16
Ömer Karaca, Sezen Kumaş Solak, Serdar Demirgan, Mehmet Bademci
Horner syndrome is rarely observed in connection with epidural anesthesia. It is characterized by ptosis, enophthalmos, miosis, anisocoria, and conjunctival hyperemia in the affected eye, as well as anhydrosis and flushing on the affected side of the face. It is usually a complication spontaneously resolved without permanent neurological deficits. Intraoral anesthesia; stellate ganglion, cervical or brachial plexus blocks; thoracic, lumbar or caudal epidural anesthesia, and intrapleural analgesia are the main causes for Horner syndrome related to anesthesia...
July 2016: Aǧrı: Ağrı (Algoloji) Derneği'nin Yayın Organıdır, the Journal of the Turkish Society of Algology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779278/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-traumatic-and-non-traumatic-brachial-plexopathies
#17
Yiru Lorna Fan, Mohamad Isham Bin Othman, Niraj Dubey, Wilfred Cg Peh
Adult-onset brachial plexopathy can be classified into traumatic and non-traumatic aetiologies. Traumatic brachial plexopathies can affect the pre- or postganglionic segments of the plexus. Non-traumatic brachial plexopathies may be due to neoplasia, radiotherapy, thoracic outlet syndrome and idiopathic neuralgic amyotrophy. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is useful to localise the area of injury or disease, and identify the likely cause. This review discusses some of the common causes of adult-onset brachial plexopathy and their imaging features on MRI...
October 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694556/thoracic-outlet-syndrome-affecting-high-performance-musicians-playing-bowed-string-instruments
#18
Christopher J Demaree, Kevin Wang, Peter H Lin
Thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition due to neurovascular compression in the upper shoulder region, can be caused by chronic repetitive activity of the upper extremities. Studies have linked upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders to high-performance musicians who play bowed string instruments such as the violin or viola. We report herein a case series of five elite musicians, including three violinists and two violaists, who developed neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome following years of intense practice...
January 1, 2016: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659601/totally-endoscopic-vats-first-rib-resection-for-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
#19
Robert S George, Richard Milton, Nilanjan Chaudhuri, Emmanuel Kefaloyannis, Kostas Papagiannopoulos
BACKGROUND: Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) causes neurologic symptoms in 95% of cases and vascular symptoms in 5% of cases. Surgical resection is curative. Endoscopic-assisted transaxillary first rib resection has been previously reported. In this study we report a totally endoscopic video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approach using tailored endoscopic instruments. METHODS: Ten patients (8 women; average age, 32.3 ± 5.6 years) with TOS underwent VATS first rib resection following failure of symptom improvement with physiotherapy...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648266/a-case-of-klumpke-s-obstetric-brachial-plexus-palsy-following-a-cesarean-section
#20
Mohammad M Al-Qattan, Amel A F El-Sayed
It is generally thought that Klumpke's palsy is not seen as obstetric injury. The authors present a case of Klumpke's palsy with Horner syndrome following delivery by emergency Cesarean section. Neurolysis and nerve grafting partially corrected the paralysis.
September 2016: Clinical Case Reports
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