Perinatal brachial plexus palsy

Authors: J. Macko
Authors‘ workplace: Novorozenecké oddělení Krajské nemocnice T. Bati, a. s., Zlín, primář oddělení MUDr. J. Macko
Published in: Čes. Gynek.2010, 75, č. 4 s. 279-283


Upper limbs palsy as a result of affliction of plexus brachialis nervous bunch is disorder, whose frequency moves among 0.42–5.1 / 1000 liveborn children. Delivery mechanism itself certain weighty, no however only cause rising paralysis. Some way paralysis rise already intrauterinne, some way then at surgical childbirth per sectionem caeseream. Brachial plexus palsy isn’t benign disorder. If isn’t this disorder in time diagnosed and accordingly treated, child threatens late aftermath, especially significant limitation of limbs movement with functional consequencies.

Key words:
paralysis (palsy), brachial plexus, delivery mechanism.


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