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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2005;48(3):303-307.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2005.48.3.303   
Steroid Injection into the Compartment of the Brachial Plexus in a Pediatric Patient with Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury: A case report.
Chae Sik Yoon, Ik Gyun Kang, Su Ho Ha, Jun Hak Lee, Yong Soon Yoon
1Departments of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea. pmcane@hotmail.com
2Departments of Rehabilitation, Presbyterian Medical Center, Jeonju, Korea.
Most brachial plexus injuries are a result of high velocity, traction-type traumas. In severe cases, brachial plexus injury results in a variable functional loss of the upper extremities. Steroid has been reported to delaye degeneration and improve regeneration of the injured nerve. Here, steroid was injected into the brachial plexus compartment in a 5-year-old female with brachial plexus injury caused by a traffic accident. After the injection of steroid into the compartment of the injured brachial plexus, motor and sensory functions of the left upper extremity were much improved. Steroid injection should be considered as another option of conservative treatment in patients with brachial plexus injury before or after operation.
Key Words: brachial plexus injury; conservative treatment; steroid injection


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