Civilian gunshot wounds to the brachial plexus.

  title={Civilian gunshot wounds to the brachial plexus.},
  author={David Gellinger Kline},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={70 2},
Many gunshot wounds (GSW's) to the brachial plexus do not improve spontaneously with time and are therefore candidates for surgery. Over an 18-year period, 141 patients with GSW's were evaluated, 90 of whom were operated on; 75 of the surgical cases were followed for 2 years or more. Thirty operative patients had initial vascular repair, while eight required thoracotomies. Total plexus palsy was present in 19 of those selected for operation. The average interval between injury and operation was… CONTINUE READING
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