Brachial plexus injury

Case contributed by Dr Muthu Magesh

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POST TRAUMA

Patient Data

Age: 25 Y
Gender: Male
MRI

Right brachial plexus:
A fluid collection is noted adjacent to disrupted /discontinuous trunks, divisions and cords of
right brachial plexus, which is bulky, edematous with T2W, STIR hyperintensities.
An ill-defined T2W hyper intensity is noted along the C8 exiting nerve root on right side- likely
pseudo meningocele at the site of C8 nerve root avulsion.
T2W, STIR hyperintensities are also noted in thickened roots of right brachial plexus with
possible disruption of the C6, C7, and C8 nerve roots .
 

Case Discussion

Case of traumatic postganglionic plexopathy in young man .

MRI clearly depicts nerve root avulsion injuries with psudomeningocele.

 

 

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Case information

rID: 54667
Published: 21st Jul 2017
Last edited: 2nd Feb 2018
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