Neural interconnections between the nerves of the upper limb and surgical implications: A review

Marios Loukas, Nicole Abel, R. Shane Tubbs, Petru Matusz, Anna Zurada, Aaron Cohen-Gadol

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Abstract

The knowledge of neural interconnections between adjacent nerves of the upper limb is important to the surgeon as such variations may lead to issues with surgical identification and thus iatrogenic injury. Trauma or entrapment of these nerves may cause functional losses different from those expected and thus result in misdiagnosis. The authors review the literature regarding such nervous system derangements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-235
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume114
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Neural Pathways
Upper Extremity
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Wounds and Injuries
Diagnostic Errors
Nervous System
Surgeons

Keywords

  • Ansa pectoralis
  • Berrettini branches
  • Branch of Lejars
  • Marinacci connection
  • Martin-Grüber anastomosis
  • Riche-Cannieu anastomosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Neural interconnections between the nerves of the upper limb and surgical implications : A review. / Loukas, Marios; Abel, Nicole; Tubbs, R. Shane; Matusz, Petru; Zurada, Anna; Cohen-Gadol, Aaron.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 114, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 225-235.

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Loukas, Marios ; Abel, Nicole ; Tubbs, R. Shane ; Matusz, Petru ; Zurada, Anna ; Cohen-Gadol, Aaron. / Neural interconnections between the nerves of the upper limb and surgical implications : A review. In: Journal of Neurosurgery. 2011 ; Vol. 114, No. 1. pp. 225-235.
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