Cortical dysplasia and obstetrical brachial plexus palsy

Israel Alfonso, Daniel T. Alfonso, Andrew E. Price, John A I Grossman

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Abstract

We report 2 patients with obstetrical brachial plexus palsy, ipsilateral leg weakness, and contralateral motor cortical dysplasia. To our knowledge, this is the first description of such an association. In both cases, the diagnosis of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy was established clinically shortly after birth and later confirmed neurophysiologically. Motor cortex dysplasia was diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The association of obstetrical brachial plexus palsy and contralateral motor cortex dysplasia, a condition known to produce congenital hemiparesis, raises the possibility that the cortical dysplasia was a predisposing factor for obstetrical brachial plexus palsy in these cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1477-1480
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume23
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 24 2008

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Malformations of Cortical Development
Brachial Plexus
Paralysis
Motor Cortex
Paresis
Causality
Leg
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Parturition

Keywords

  • Congenital hemiparesis
  • Cortical dysplasia
  • Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Alfonso, I., Alfonso, D. T., Price, A. E., & Grossman, J. A. I. (2008). Cortical dysplasia and obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. Journal of Child Neurology, 23(12), 1477-1480. https://doi.org/10.1177/0883073808319315

Cortical dysplasia and obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. / Alfonso, Israel; Alfonso, Daniel T.; Price, Andrew E.; Grossman, John A I.

In: Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 23, No. 12, 24.12.2008, p. 1477-1480.

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Alfonso, I, Alfonso, DT, Price, AE & Grossman, JAI 2008, 'Cortical dysplasia and obstetrical brachial plexus palsy', Journal of Child Neurology, vol. 23, no. 12, pp. 1477-1480. https://doi.org/10.1177/0883073808319315
Alfonso, Israel ; Alfonso, Daniel T. ; Price, Andrew E. ; Grossman, John A I. / Cortical dysplasia and obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. In: Journal of Child Neurology. 2008 ; Vol. 23, No. 12. pp. 1477-1480.
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