Brachial Plexus Ultrasound and MRI in Children with Brachial Plexus Birth Injury

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Gunes A., Bulut E., Uzumcugil A., Oguz K. K.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.39, no.9, pp.1745-1750, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.3174/ajnr.a5749
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1745-1750
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Brachial plexus birth injury is caused by traction on the neck during delivery and results in flaccid palsy of an upper extremity commonly involving C5-C6 nerve roots. MR imaging and MR myelography help to assess the anatomic location, extent, and severity of brachial plexus injuries which influence the long-term prognosis along with the surgical decision making. Recently, sonography has been increasingly used as the imaging modality of choice for brachial plexus injuries. The aim of this study was to assess the degree of correlation among brachial plexus sonography, MR imaging, and surgical findings in children with brachial plexus birth injury.