LMN paresis and paralysis: Brachial plexus avulsion

45 LMN paresis and paralysis

Brachial plexus avulsion


The dog was alert and ambulatory with a non-weight-bearing left forelimb. Severe generalized atrophy of the left fore was present (Fig. 45.1). The left elbow was held flexed. Muscle contracture prevented extension of the right carpus, elbow and shoulder. The left cutaneous trunci reflex was absent when either side was stimulated. The left pupil failed to dilate fully in darkness. Pain perception was absent in the radial and ulnar nerve distributions but was present in the distribution of the musculocutaneous nerve.

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Sep 3, 2016 | Posted by in SMALL ANIMAL | Comments Off on LMN paresis and paralysis: Brachial plexus avulsion

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