MRI of brachial plexopathies

J. Sureka, Rekha aley Cherian, M. Alexander, B. P. Thomas

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Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become the primary imaging technique in the evaluation of brachial plexus pathology, and plays an important role in the identification, localization, and characterization of the cause. Improvements in MRI technique have helped in detecting changes in the signal intensity of nerves, subtle enhancement, and in detecting perineural pathology, thereby refining the differential diagnosis. The present review of the visualization of brachial plexus abnormalities using MRI is based on a review of 26 cases. The causes include trauma and a spectrum of non-traumatic causes, such as acute idiopathic/viral plexitis, metastases, immune-mediated plexitis, and mass lesions compressing the brachial plexus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-218
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Radiology
Volume64
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

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Brachial Plexus Neuropathies
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Differential Diagnosis
Neoplasm Metastasis
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Sureka, J., Cherian, R. A., Alexander, M., & Thomas, B. P. (2009). MRI of brachial plexopathies. Clinical Radiology, 64(2), 208-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crad.2008.08.011
Sureka, J. ; Cherian, Rekha aley ; Alexander, M. ; Thomas, B. P. / MRI of brachial plexopathies. In: Clinical Radiology. 2009 ; Vol. 64, No. 2. pp. 208-218.
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Sureka, J, Cherian, RA, Alexander, M & Thomas, BP 2009, 'MRI of brachial plexopathies', Clinical Radiology, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 208-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crad.2008.08.011

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In: Clinical Radiology, Vol. 64, No. 2, 01.02.2009, p. 208-218.

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