Observations on the etiology of brachial plexus birth palsy based on radiographic, intraoperative, and histologic findings

Stephen M. Russell, Israel Alfonso, John A.I. Grossman

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Abstract

The objective of this chapter is to describe and discuss the radiographic, intraoperative, and histologic findings that are present after brachial plexus birth injury. This review is based on the authors' clinical and operative experiences and a survey of the peer-reviewed literature. Together our findings provide evidence that in the vast majority of cases of brachial plexus birth palsy are secondary to a forceful traction injury affecting the brachial plexus that occurs when the child is born.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationShoulder Dystocia and Birth Injury
Subtitle of host publicationPrevention and Treatment: Third Edition
PublisherHumana Press
Pages289-294
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781934115282
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

Keywords

  • Birth palsy
  • brachial plexus
  • nerve injury
  • neuroma
  • shoulder dystocia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Russell, S. M., Alfonso, I., & Grossman, J. A. I. (2009). Observations on the etiology of brachial plexus birth palsy based on radiographic, intraoperative, and histologic findings. In Shoulder Dystocia and Birth Injury: Prevention and Treatment: Third Edition (pp. 289-294). Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-473-5_21