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MINI SERIES: BRACHIAL PLEXUS
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-25

Electrodiagnosis in traumatic brachial plexus injury


Department of Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG and EP), Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Neurology, Seth G.S Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai, India

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K A Mansukhani
EMG Department, Bombay Hospital, 2nd floor MRC Building, 12 Marine Lines, Mumbai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.107682

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Electrodiagnosis (EDX) is a useful test to accurately localize the site, determine the extent, identify the predominant pathophysiology, and objectively quantify the severity of brachial plexopathies. It can also be used to examine muscles not easily assessed clinically and recognize minimal defects. Post-operatively and on follow up studies, it is important for early detection of re-innervation. It can be used intra-operatively to assess conduction across a neuroma, which would help the surgeon to decide further course of action. Localization of the site of the lesion can be very challenging as there may be multiple sites of involvement and hence the electroneuromyographic evaluation must be adequate. The unaffected limb also needs to be examined for comparison. The final impression must be co-related with the type and severity of injury.


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