Intrauterine shoulder weakness and obstetric brachial plexus palsy

Israel Alfonso, Oscar Papazian, Hans Shuhaiber, Ilker Yaylali, John A I Grossman

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Abstract

Obstetrical brachial plexus injury occurs when the forces preventing the stretch of the brachial plexus are overcome by the forces stretching it. This report describes an 8-day-old male delivered by uncomplicated cesarean section with right obstetrical brachial plexus palsy and congenital arm atrophy. The patient had a history of decreased right arm movement detected by fetal ultrasound at 18 to 20 weeks of gestation. The purpose of this article is to report that stretching of brachial plexus at birth sufficient to produce a plexus injury may occur in a patient with a vulnerable plexus even in the absence of traction during delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004

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Brachial Plexus
Paralysis
Obstetrics
Arm Injuries
Arm
Fetal Movement
Traction
Cesarean Section
Atrophy
Parturition
Pregnancy
Wounds and Injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology

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Alfonso, I., Papazian, O., Shuhaiber, H., Yaylali, I., & Grossman, J. A. I. (2004). Intrauterine shoulder weakness and obstetric brachial plexus palsy. Pediatric Neurology, 31(3), 225-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2004.02.010

Intrauterine shoulder weakness and obstetric brachial plexus palsy. / Alfonso, Israel; Papazian, Oscar; Shuhaiber, Hans; Yaylali, Ilker; Grossman, John A I.

In: Pediatric Neurology, Vol. 31, No. 3, 01.09.2004, p. 225-227.

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Alfonso, I, Papazian, O, Shuhaiber, H, Yaylali, I & Grossman, JAI 2004, 'Intrauterine shoulder weakness and obstetric brachial plexus palsy', Pediatric Neurology, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 225-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2004.02.010
Alfonso I, Papazian O, Shuhaiber H, Yaylali I, Grossman JAI. Intrauterine shoulder weakness and obstetric brachial plexus palsy. Pediatric Neurology. 2004 Sep 1;31(3):225-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2004.02.010
Alfonso, Israel ; Papazian, Oscar ; Shuhaiber, Hans ; Yaylali, Ilker ; Grossman, John A I. / Intrauterine shoulder weakness and obstetric brachial plexus palsy. In: Pediatric Neurology. 2004 ; Vol. 31, No. 3. pp. 225-227.
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