Phrenic nerve palsy associated with brachial plexus avulsion in a pediatric patient with multitrauma.

Abstract:

:Although brachial plexus injury occurring during multitrauma is frequent in adults, it is rarely observed in childhood. The most common cause of pediatric traumatic brachial palsy is motor vehicle accidents followed by pedestrian struck. Generally, phrenic nerve palsy accompanying brachial plexus trauma is observed in 10% to 20% of cases, but it is overlooked because unilateral injuries are frequently asymptomatic. Severe unilateral phrenic nerve palsy accompanying brachial plexus avulsion is very rare. Here, we present a pediatric case of unilateral phrenic nerve palsy associated with respiratory distress and brachial plexus avulsion due to multitrauma.

journal_name

Pediatr Emerg Care

journal_title

Pediatric emergency care

authors

Karaoğlu P,Yiş U,Öztura I,Akdoğan Ö,Bayram E,Topçu Y,Hiz S

doi

10.1097/PEC.0b013e31829ec20b

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2013-08-01 00:00:00

pages

922-3

issue

8

eissn

0749-5161

issn

1535-1815

pii

00006565-201308000-00010

journal_volume

29

pub_type

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