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THE INFRACLAVICULAR APPROACH TO THE BRACHIAL PLEXUS

Tender, Gabriel C. M.D.; Kline, David G. M.D.

Neurosurgery:
doi: 10.1227/01.neu.0000317391.29551.71
PERIPHERAL NERVE: Operative Nuances
Abstract

THE INFRACLAVICULAR APPROACH to the brachial plexus is commonly indicated in patients with traumatic injuries and tumors of the brachial plexus elements. We describe the anatomy and operative technique of this approach.

Author Information

Department of Neurosurgery, Louisiana State University at New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Reprint requests: Gabriel C. Tender, M.D., 3434 Prytania Street, Suite 110, New Orleans, LA 70115. Email: gtende@lsuhsc.edu

Received, February 13, 2007.

Accepted, June 11, 2007.

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