Disease Information for Brachial plexus disorder

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Arm Pain
Axilla Pain
Distal Muscle Weakness
Flattening hand/contours/sign
Hand Pains
Muscle tone/decreased
Proximal muscle weakness
Thenar muscle wasting
Unable to raise arm over shoulder
Upper extremity pains
Weak hand grip
Weak thumb abduction/sign
Weakness/one arm
Absent deep tendon reflexes
Arm pain/temperature sense decreased
Arm reflexes, unilateral decrease
Arm vibratory sense decreased
C5/6 cervical root symptoms/signs
Cervicobrachial pain syndrome
Flaccid arm/shoulder paralysis
Flaccid muscle paralysis
Grip strength decreased
Hand paralysis
Hand reflexes decreased/unilateral
Limb weakness/signs
Monoplegia, arm
Neuropathic Epicritic Pain
Opponens weakness, hand
Transient limb paralysis/palsy
Triceps reflex/decreased unilateral
Weak Opponens/thumb index finger sign
Wrist drop
Unable to do pushups
Weakness
Diagnostic Test Results
Electrodiagnosis
Nerve Conduction Study Abnormal ENG
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Brachial plexus injury
Cervical C5,6 radiculopathy/neuropathy
Ulnar neuropathy
Torticollis
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Hand involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Upper extremity involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
CLASS/Plexus/ganglion disorder (ex)
Definition

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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