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Jacob Rahul Joseph, Michael A DiPietro, Deepak Somashekar, Hemant A Parmar, Lynda J S Yang
Ultrasonography has previously been reported for use in the evaluation of compressive or traumatic peripheral nerve pathology and for its utility in preoperative mapping. However, these studies were not performed in infants, and they were not focused on the brachial plexus. The authors report a case in which ultrasonography was used to improve operative management of neonatal brachial plexus palsy (NBPP). An infant boy was born at term, complicated by right-sided shoulder dystocia. Initial clinical evaluation revealed proximal arm weakness consistent with an upper trunk injury...
November 2014: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
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