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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 344-349
Pictorial essay: Role of magnetic resonance imaging in evaluation of brachial plexus pathologies


Department of MRI, Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Malini Lawande
5A, Shimpla Vignaharta Scty, 35, Juhu Versova Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai - 400 053
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.111489

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Brachial plexopathies, traumatic and nontraumatic, often present with vague symptoms. Clinical examination and electrophysiological studies are useful but may not localize the lesion accurately. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with its multiplanar imaging capability and soft tissue contrast resolution plays an important role in evaluation of the abnormal brachial plexus.


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