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Causes of neonatal brachial plexus palsy.

@article{Alfonso2011CausesON,
  title={Causes of neonatal brachial plexus palsy.},
  author={Daniel T. Alfonso},
  journal={Bulletin of the NYU hospital for joint diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={
          11-6
        }
}
  • D. Alfonso
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the NYU hospital for joint diseases
The causes of brachial plexus palsy in neonates should be classified according to their most salient associated feature. The causes of brachial plexus palsy are obstetrical brachial plexus palsy, familial congenital brachial plexus palsy, maternal uterine malformation, congenital varicella syndrome, osteomyelitis involving the proximal head of the humerus or cervical vertebral bodies, exostosis of the first rib, tumors and hemangioma in the region of the brachial plexus, and intrauterine… 

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