Horner’s syndrome (ptosis, miosis, anhydrosis). less than 10% recover spontaneous motor function. C7 involvement; Klumpke’s Palsy. Klumpke palsy, named after Augusta Dejerine-Klumpke, is a neuropathy involving the lower brachial plexus.[1] In contrast, the more common. Klumpke paralysis is a type of brachial palsy in newborns. Signs and symptoms include weakness and loss of movement of the arm and hand. Some babies.

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In the current case, we used a nerve graft to connect one fascicle from middle trunk to another fascicle of the lower trunk and this is a form of intraplexus neurotization Discussion The current case has two unique features: Hand, Brachial Plexus Surgery. Paralysis of deltoid and biceps.

A case of Klumpke’s obstetric brachial plexus palsy following a Cesarean section

Closed injuries to the brachial plexus from traumatic delivery have been classified into three types 1. Placenta praevia Placental insufficiency Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Seddon and Sunderland developed one way to understand this nerve compromise by examining the injury micro and macroscopically.

Fibrin glue was used for nerve coaptation. No pxlsy of long-term neurological damage have been identified to date. Klummpke of the following physical exam findings is associated with the best functional outcome? Klumpke’s paralysis or Klumpke’s palsy or Dejerine—Klumpke palsy is a variety of partial palsy of the lower roots of the brachial plexus.

Adult brachial plexus injuries: Physical therapy also prevents stiffness from setting the joints. In many cases, a baby can recover from this type of injury within six months.

Support Center Support Center. Depending on the severity of the injury, the nerve injury could be stretching of the nerve, avulsion of the root or tearing of the nerve.


The professional who is monitoring the patient must track the progression or regression of the neurological symptoms.

Klumpke paralysis

Intraoperative view of the upper brachial plexus. One big difference is that there will be no involvement of innervation proximal to the lesion, for example, you will not see pectoralis major involvement with true ulnar nerve entrapment.

A nerve graft was used to bridge the defect between the middle and lower trunk fascicles. This is especially true in situations where avulsion takes place and permanently damages the T1 and C8 nerves. Susan Mackinnon performs a double fascicular transfer DFT includes two ner This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. De la participation des filets sympathiques oculo-pupillaires dans ces paralysies.

Klumpke Palsy – Cause, Presentation and Treatment

Examination of the C8 and T1 roots revealed scarring of the proximal parts of the roots which extended to the spinal foramina. Although, the most common anatomical presentation of the brachial plexus is between the anterior and middle scalene there are variations with the most common being penetration of the anterior scalene.

L6 – years in practice. A review of the recent literature revealed a single case of Klumpke’s birth palsy following a vaginal delivery with compound arm presentation, which may have resulted in an hyperabducted arm in utero and during labor 7. Prognosis A study found a better prognosis in children with a brachial plexus lesion compared to adults undergoing microsurgery.

It is generally thought that Klumpke’s palsy is not seen as obstetric injury. Journal List Clin Case Rep v.

Patients present with a ‘claw hand’ as there is a loss of flexor function of the wrist and the lumbricalswhich usually flex the metacarpophalangeal MCP joint and pqlsy the distal interphalangeal DIP and proximal interphalangeal PIP joints and interossei of the hand. During delivery, hyperabduction of the arm may occur with breech deliveries if the arm was not brought beside the body.


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More severe cases or those that do not improve in the first few weeks of life may need further evaluation and put on physical therapy. Unique features of the case include the combination of Klumpke’s palsy and Horner syndrome, and the partial correction of the deformity by early surgical exploration of the brachial plexus.

In a rat model, electrical stimulation has positive results with the denervated soleus muscle, but they observed limitations. Key Clinical Message It is generally thought that Klumpke’s palsy is not seen as obstetric injury. Intrauterine hypoxia Infant respiratory distress syndrome Transient tachypnea of the newborn Meconium aspiration syndrome pleural disease Pneumothorax Pneumomediastinum Wilson—Mikity syndrome Bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

The outcome of Erb’s palsy when the decision to operate is made at 4 months of klumpoe. The indication for brachial plexus exploration varies from one birth palsy center to another 1. In more severe cases, if the time to surgical correction is less than 6 months, there is a greater prognosis for muscular recovery. The incidence of Klumpke palsy in vaginal deliveries is unknown 1. Erb’s Palsy C5,6 – Upper Lesion.

Other tests could include a histamine injection and nerve conduction velocity NCV. PMC ] [ PubMed: