Plexo braquial

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Definición

Es un grupo de nervios que van desde la parte inferior del cuello a través del área de la parte superior del hombro. Estos nervios permiten que el brazo, el antebrazo y la mano se muevan y sientan cosas.

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Información

El daño a los nervios del plexo braquial puede ocasionar problemas musculares y de sensibilidad que a menudo están asociados con dolor en la misma área. Los síntomas pueden abarcar pérdida de la sensibilidad o sensaciones en el brazo o la mano, problemas para mover el brazo o falta de control muscular en el brazo, la mano o la muñeca.

Referencias

Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J. Disorders of nerve roots and plexuses. In: Bradley WG, Daroff RB, Fenichel GM, Jankovic J, eds. Bradley: Neurology in Clinical Practice. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Butterworth-Heinemann Elsevier; 2008:chap 79.

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  • Last Reviewed on 02/16/2011
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc

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