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Isolated Traumatic Musculocutaneous Distal Branch Neuropathy [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2016; 22(1): 26-29 | DOI: 10.4274/tnd.38159  

Isolated Traumatic Musculocutaneous Distal Branch Neuropathy

Yaprak Seçil1, Nazlı Gamze Bülbül1, Gaye Eryaşar Yıldırım2, Yeşim Beckmann1
1Katip Çelebi University Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Neurology, İzmir, Turkey
2Eskişehir Public Hospital, Clinic of Neurology, Eskişehir, Turkey

Isolated musculocutaneous neuropathy is frequently associated with superior truncus lesions of brachial plexus and appears rarely. Musculocutaneous nerve palsy may occur in two patterns: proximal and distal injury. Proximal injury may cause motor and sensory deficits, but distal injury primarily causes sensory deficits. In our patient, neurologic symptoms were insignificant and electrophysiologic methods were very helpful for locating the lesion. Herein, we report a case of isolated distal branch musculocutaneous nerve injury with very occult clinical symptoms that resulted from a surgical procedure.

Keywords: Musculocutaneous nerve, traumatic injury, neuropathy


Yaprak Seçil, Nazlı Gamze Bülbül, Gaye Eryaşar Yıldırım, Yeşim Beckmann. Isolated Traumatic Musculocutaneous Distal Branch Neuropathy. Turk J Neurol. 2016; 22(1): 26-29

Corresponding Author: Nazlı Gamze Bülbül, Türkiye


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