The Role of MRI in the Diagnosis of Post-sternotomy Injuries of the Brachial Plexus

Rafael Tronco Alves, Giordano and Henz Concatto, Natália and Harrington, Deborah and McCann, Caroline and Hochhegger, Bruno and Irion, Klaus (2015) The Role of MRI in the Diagnosis of Post-sternotomy Injuries of the Brachial Plexus. Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Medicine, 3 (1). pp. 281-283.

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Abstract

Brachial Plexus Injury (BPI) is an uncommon complication of median sternotomy capable of causing a permanent or transitory sensitivity and/or motor function impairment in the upper limbs. During a cardiac surgery through sternotomy, for the assessment of the thoracic cage configuration and the site of mediastinal structures, a broader surgical field may be required. If the sternal retractors are overstretched, the costovertebral junctions are likely to be dislocated damaging the adjacent soft tissues at the same time. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the modality of choice for estimating the degree of physical damage to the brachial plexus. In this paper, we intended to report the MRI findings of a chronic case of BPI following a cardiac surgery

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WG Cardiovascular System
Divisions: Journals > J Cardio-Thoracic Medicine
Depositing User: jctm jctm
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 15:12
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 15:12
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1842

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