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Brachial Plexus Neuropathies MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Brachial Plexus Neuropathies
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Diseases of the cervical (and first thoracic) roots, nerve trunks, cords, and peripheral nerve components of the BRACHIAL PLEXUS. Clinical manifestations include regional pain, PARESTHESIA; MUSCLE WEAKNESS, and decreased sensation (HYPESTHESIA) in the upper extremity. These disorders may be associated with trauma (including BIRTH INJURIES); THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME; NEOPLASMS; NEURITIS; RADIOTHERAPY; and other conditions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1351-2)
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Brachial Plexopathy
Brachial Plexus Diseases
Brachial Plexus Disorders
Dejerine-Klumpke Palsy
Erb Paralysis
Erb's Palsy
Erb-Duchenne Paralysis
Klumpke Paralysis
Klumpke's Palsy
Lower Brachial Plexus Neuropathy
Lower Brachial Plexus Palsy
Middle Brachial Plexus Neuropathy
Paralysis of the Lower Brachial Plexus
Upper Brachial Plexus Neuropathy
Previous Indexing
Brachial Plexus (1972-1999)
Neuritis (1972-1999)
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases (1975-1999)
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Brachial Plexus Neuritis
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Brachial Plexus Neuropathies Preferred
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