Root avulsion in brachial plexus injury: a case report.

@article{Aferzon1994RootAI,
  title={Root avulsion in brachial plexus injury: a case report.},
  author={Joseph Aferzon and V G Wagle and Hal C. Weiser},
  journal={Connecticut medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={58 5},
  pages={
          265-6
        }
}
Root avulsions in brachial plexus injuries are classified as pre- or infraganglionic or post- or supraganglionic. Motor and sensory function is lost in both lesions, but the dorsal root ganglion is intact in preganglionic injuries and, therefore, sensory nerve conduction is spared. Although classified as root avulsion lesions, they are not only anatomically but physiologically and in being amenable to surgical treatment, quite different. We describe a patient with preganglionic injury who had a… CONTINUE READING